Hansika Agrawal

Hansika Agrawal is a legal researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, with a focus on Land, Agriculture & Food Systems. At CCSI, she advances research, training, and technical and advisory support around strengthening the governance of land-based investments, in collaboration with civil society organizations, governments, and other actors. She was previously a Fellow with the Global Justice Clinic at New York University School of Law, where she advanced research and training on community rights, climate justice, and corporate accountability. Her prior work experience includes advancing legal empowerment, human rights investigations, strategic litigation, and advocacy approaches. She has worked with various organizations on advancing Indigenous land rights in Guyana, and the rights of migrant domestic workers, rights of older people, and rights to housing in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Graduate Scholar, an International Law and Human Rights Fellow, and a Research Assistant at the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.