Jayna Kothari, an alumnus of Oxford University was recently designated as a Senior Advocate by the Karnataka High Court. She is the youngest woman to be designated Senior Advocate in India.
Jayna has been appearing as a Counsel for the last 19 years in India primarily in the High Court of Karnataka, but also in other High Courts and in the Supreme Court of India. She is a prominent constitutional lawyer having a strong public law and human rights expertise. Recently she argued for some of the petitioners in the Indian Supreme Court’s decision holding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual same sex as unconstitutional. Jayna is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Policy Research.
A warm congratulations from all at the OxHRH on her exciting new appointment!