India Team

New Delhi: PT-62/26, Kalkaji, New Delhi, INDIA 110019

Ajay Verma – IBJ Senior Fellow and India Country Manager 

Ajay is a practicing lawyer based in New Delhi, India. Besides his private law practice in the area of General Litigation, Criminal Law, Human Right Laws,
International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and Prison Law, Ajay has also been representing many poor litigants on pro-bono basis who are unable to afford private lawyers to represent them before court. Many of them were those who were confined in prisons. Ajay also rendered services to Government of India as Senior Counsel before Delhi High Court. Ajay was Recognized as The Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2010 (TOYP) by JCI, Osaka, Japan and also handled responsibility as Vice-Chair of India Committee of American Bar Association, Section of International Law, from 2008-2010. As a Member Ajay is actively involved in American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Society of International Law, International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) and Supreme Court Bar Association. Ajay is also a Trainer in many regional and national training program organized for capacity building of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Prison Staff organized by IBJ and its partner organizations.

Ajay has earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelors of Laws (LLB). After completing LLB Ajay has done Certificate courses on Cyber Law, International Trade Law and has completed various Training Programs from United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, including a certificate Program on Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education.

Ajay is trained and certified as war crimes investigator by Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), Hague and also a rostered expert of Justice Rapid Response which deploy experts on international justice and rule of law oriented missions, including UN commissions of inquiry and other fact-finding bodies dealing with violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

Ajay Raghav – Volunteer Lawyer 

Ajay Raghav started practicing as a lawyer in 2005 as a trial courts lawyer. He has more than six years of experience in handling both civil and criminal cases in the District courts of Delhi. He has also handled Writ Petitions, Public Interest Litigations, civil as well as criminal cases in Delhi High Court and is volunteering with IBJ as a duty lawyer since September 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and L.L.M from Veer Kunwar Singh University from Ara, Bihar.

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Katyayini – Volunteer Lawyer

Katyayini is an apprentice lawyer based in New Delhi. She has completed her LLB in 2015 from the Institute Of Law and Research, Faridabad, India. She had been associated with IBJ as an intern since 2014. After being admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, Katyayni has chosen to work with IBJ as volunteer lawyer. Under the guidance of IBJ Senior Fellow Mr. Ajay Verma, she is providing pro-bono legal services to the prisoners who are in prison and in need of legal assistance before the Delhi District Courts and at the High Court of Delhi.


Kriti Khatri – Intern

Kriti volunteers as an intern with IBJ India and is currently a BBA LLB(Hons) student from School of Law, Bennett University. She is the Convener of the Legal Aid Committee and the core team member of the social service club at Bennett University. She has also served as the President of the Interact Club(Rotary Sponsored Club) of her district for two consecutive years, wherein, they successfully organized blood donation camps, visits to retirement homes and orphanages, conducted cleanliness drives and various other awareness programs.

Nandeeni Patel – Intern

Nandeeni is a rising junior at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, USA pursuing a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a sequence in Human Rights. Aside from interning at IBJ India, Nandeeni is a Research Assistant at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, interviewer for the podcast: Free Food for Thought, and the Director of Overnight Visits at the CMC Admission Office. She became interested in international justice after experiencing and witnessing the different levels of discrimination women from non-white cultures experience around the world. In her free time she likes to discuss South Asian affairs and watch Bollywood movies.

Adhitya Venkatraman – Intern

Adhitya is from San Jose, California and is majoring in Economics and Government at Claremont McKenna College. He previously served as a policy aide for his home in District 8 of San Jose and interned at East Palo Alto Community Legal Services, helping to expunge criminal records. At SOURCE Nonprofit Consulting, Adhitya is a Lead Consultant guiding a team of peers to analyze the financial sustainability of the LA County Fair’s home, Fairplex. He previously consulted for Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit focused on supporting child victims of abuse, to develop a marketing campaign. Adhitya also conducts public policy research on gerrymandering and redistricting, as well as criminal justice reform, at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.

If you are interested in joining Team India, please read the following announcement.

IBJ India Internship Announcement