Sangeetha Iengar


Sangeetha is an international human rights barrister practising from Goldsmith Chambers in London. In her domestic practice she specialises on asylum, immigration and nationality issues.  Sangeetha also has an extensive international practice which involves advising on issues of harassment, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and torture in fragile States.  She spent two years in Brussels leading a European Commission project to improve access to fundamental rights for undocumented children and families across Europe. In this role Sangeetha published a book which was instrumental in broadening the discourse on irregular migration within the European institutions and member states.  Sangeetha now spends much of her time and energy providing pro bono advice to migrants on the ‘first shores’ of Europe in the hope of causing structural change.  She is a volunteer lawyer for Refugee Legal Service in Athens and has recently developed a partnership between British Barristers and FENIX Humanitarian Legal Aid, a volunteer-led NGO who provide legal advice and information in Lesvos.

Research projects & programmes

Border Criminologies