India Team

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

Core Team

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 (Delhi)

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.

M.L. Yadav – Senior Volunteer Lawyer (Delhi)

Mr. M.L. Yadav is a lawyer based in Delhi. He mainly practices before the Delhi High Court,  and has done so since 1999. Besides his private practice Mr. Yadav works closely with IBJ India, taking on many cases of indigent prisoners to provide them with free legal assistance.

Gaurav Bhattacharaya – Senior Volunteer Lawyer (Delhi)

Mr. Bhattacharya has been practicing law since 2004 in Delhi before Delhi High Court and also before the Trial Courts. He has vast experience in handling both civil and criminal cases before the Learned District Courts of Delhi besides Writ Petitions, Public Interest Litigations, civil as well as criminal cases before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. Mr. Bhattacharya had volunteered has also been handling various pro-bono cases requested by IBJ India. He earned a BA. LL.B. (Hons.) from Meerut University besides graduation degree in BA (Hons.) Political Science from Delhi University.

Manoj Kumar Yadav – Volunteer Lawyer (Alwar)

Mr. Manoj Kumar Yadav is a Lawyer based in Alwar, Rajasthan. He has been practising law since 2005 before the District & Sessions Court in Alwar. He is also a panel counsel for the District Legal Services Authority.  Manoj has previously attended all training programs conducted by IBJ India and is now part of  a group of pro-bono lawyers assisting  prisoners held in Alwar District Jail.


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


IBJ India Internship Announcement