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Global Freedom of Expression

Ritika Goyal

Ritika Goyal is a law student at National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi, India. Her research interests center around international human rights law, criminal justice system and public policy. As a research assistant to Ms. Maja Daruwala, she has worked extensively on police and prison reforms. Previously, she has interned with leading Indian think tanks and international research organisations, that includes Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and Project 39A. She has contributed to the literature by publishing articles on varied areas at well known national and international platforms. She has also served as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha and Prof. Dipika Jain, and assisted them on multiple projects including CEDAW and women’s rights. At Columbia, she mainly looks at the cases concerning fake news and police misadministration.