Team New Delhi - International Advocacy and Programming

Sarthak Roy - International Advocacy and Programming, New Delhi Office

Sarthak Roy is a Research Officer at the Office of the International Director for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Sarthak Roy is one of the authors for the Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) series which provides a basis for evaluating Commonwealth countries’ engagement with the UNHRC.  Sarthak graduated from School of Law, Christ University in 2018 with a specialization in International Law. At law school, Sarthak was the teaching assistant for the Public International Law course and authored degree dissertation titled ‘A Critical Analysis of the Peremptory Status on the Prohibition on Use of Force under the United Nations System.’ Sarthak represented his law school at the 59th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2018. He can be reached at

Aditi Patil - International Advocacy and Programming, New Delhi Office

Aditi Patil is a Research Officer with the International Advocacy and Programming Team. She is one of the authors of the Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) report series and is mainly involved in advocacy projects. She holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Cambridge. She has worked as a research intern at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva with the Human Rights Council Branch and the confidential complaints procedure mechanism. She has also previously worked as a General Editor for the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ). She started her own podcast, The Sovereigns, that discusses the concepts of ‘State’, ‘sovereignty’ and related variables. In addition to her BSL LLB degree from ILS Law College, Pune, Aditi holds diplomas in Geopolitics and International Relations, Human Rights and Law, and UN Studies and International Understanding. Aditi loves reading, traveling, and performing arts. She can be reached at