Tanuka Loha

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"Tanuka Loha has worked for many years with communities seeking to claim, preserve or advance their human rights. She now predominantly effects change at a strategic level – in recent years as executive director of a rights-based NGO and as a member of the senior management team of the UK government’s transition programme establishing the Equality and Human Rights Commission. During Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Tanuka worked at the Pennsylvania political HQ on voter protection and constituency issues; managing the state-wide public advice-line as one of three PA election law specialists in the run-up to and on election day. She is currently working with the international NGO sector and as special advisor on external affairs and development to Aastha, an education charity near Kolkata, India. Tanuka studied philosophy at UCL, has a Masters in Race and Ethnicity and is a barrister."[1]

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  1. Trustees, British Institute of Human Rights, accessed March 17, 2011.