Sunil Pal

International Development Law Organisation

Sunil Pal

Sunil is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in the legal policy and advocacy sector. He is currently Senior Advisor with the International Development Law Organisation at its Permanent Observer Mission to the UN in New York, where he is responsible for developing the Mission’s advocacy strategies on the rule of law and access to justice. Sunil began his career with the UN in Kosovo focusing on issues of mutual legal assistance and capacity building with the Department of Justice. He later moved to the UN Office for Project Services supporting domestic efforts to resolve conflict-related property disputes. Sunil then moved into the civil society sector with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where as Head of the Legal Section he coordinated the development of advocacy strategies to strengthen, and foster state support for, the Rome Statute system. Sunil was then appointed to the position of Director of the Bangkok Office for the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, where he oversaw the development of its human rights advocacy campaigns, as well as the organisation’s broader strategic goals. Sunil subsequently returned to The Netherlands to work for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where as Chief of the Victims’ Participation Unit he facilitated the participation and legal representation of victims of the 2005 assassination of former PM, Rafik Hariri and other associated acts of terrorism.