Ritu Gambhir



International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Indigenous Rights

Ritu Gambhir is a Humanitarian Affairs Adviser with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).  She has considerable professional experience at the national and international levels. She practiced constitutional, administrative and aboriginal law with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.  In addition, she practiced aboriginal law with the Canadian Department of Justice with a focus on international indigenous issues.  She served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal as well as with the United Nations peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.  She also worked as Humanitarian Affairs Officer with MSF in Chad.

Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000, Ritu has a B.A. from McGill University (1994), an LL.B. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (1998), an M.H.S.A. from the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University (1998) and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law (2005) where she was a Global Public Service Scholar