Radhika Nair

Academic Fellow

Radhika Nair has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Mass Communication from Indraprastha College for Women at Delhi University. She has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Additionally, she has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. For three years, she worked as an Advocate at the High Court and district courts of Delhi, while working part-time on building a legal aid NGO in Delhi from the ground up.

An interest in international law and access to justice led her to pursue an Advanced LLM in European and International Human Rights Law at Leiden University in 2020. She has extensive experience with not-for-profit organisations, research organisations and policy think tanks in various capacities.

My focus area at NLSIU: At present, I am working with the Centre for Labour Studies under the guidance of Professor Babu Mathew on developing a Fifth Labour Code covering the informal sector workers who have largely been left out of the four new labour codes implemented by the Central government. Additionally, I am working with the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) department on revising course material, curriculum development, and assisting with the delivery of off-campus lectures.


  • Guest column titled ‘Refugee protection in India calls for the adoption of a specific law’ published in Mint on October 28, 2021.
  • Policy paper titled ‘Refugee Protection in India in the Absence of Specific Legislation: An Overview’ published by the Social and Political Research Foundation, New Delhi published on October 22, 2021, for their Curated Voices series.
  • Policy paper titled ‘Evaluating the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019’ published by the Social and Political Research Foundation, New Delhi on June 9, 2020, for their Curated Voices series.