Saumya Uma currently works as an Associate Professor at O.P. Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. She teaches and researches at the intersection of gender, human rights and the law. Dr. Uma has over 25 years’ combined work experience as an academic, law researcher, lawyer, trainer, writer and campaigner. She has taught at top-ranking law schools in the country, and has served as a research consultant on human rights, with international agencies such as the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). She has a vast experience in engaging with a variety of international and national actors and institutions including universities, non-profit organizations, UN agencies, parlimentarians and bureaucrats from India and abroad, legal fraternity, the police and the judiciary. She has a plethora of publications addressing, in particular, state responsibility towards women and other people at the margins. Dr. Uma’s research and writing focusses on gender based violence and reparative justice, feminist jurisprudence, international criminal justice and its relevance to India, victim and witness protection, justice and accountability for mass crimes, freedom of religion, South Asian women’s movements and feminist envisioning of justice, human rights law and lawyering, access to justice, and social exclusion and marginalization. Apart from being a Board member of Women’s Regional Network and a core member of the WRN-India chapter, she is a member of the Board of Governors at Indo-Global Social Service Society, a life member of Indian Association of Women’s Studies and member of European Association for South Asian Studies.