Almas Shaikh is an Intern in the Asia-Pacific Unit at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides research, editing and related support under the supervision of the Unit’s South Asia Project Officers, including during the formative stage of an evolving network of national partner institutions and experts.
While working at DCAF, Almas is also pursuing her LLM in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, where she concentrates on the protection of vulnerable groups.
Prior to joining DCAF, she worked as a lawyer in India, representing clients in various dispute resolution forums. She has obtained a double Bachelor’s in Arts and Law with a focus on Political Science at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, India.