Sultana Tafadar

Sultana Tafadar
Director of Counsel for Leadership

Called to the Bar: 2005

LLB (Hons)
LLM (Human Rights Law)

With an established reputation as a first-class practitioner, Sultana is a versatile and experienced human rights and criminal law specialist. Her practice ranges from representing clients in high-profile cases involving terrorism, homicide, and human rights to advising multi-national corporations on regulatory matters relating to health and safety, employment, privacy & data protection.

Sultana has a strong commitment to the protection of human rights and civil liberties. She is a Member of the Legal Expert Advisory Panel for Fair Trials International; on the OSCE Roster for Criminal Justice Sector Experts dealing with Counter-Terrorism; Head of Pro Bono Projects for Counsel For Leadership; Member of the International Legal Network of Avocats Sans Frontieres.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Sultana worked for a number of leading NGOs including Amnesty International. At their International Secretariat, she worked in the Africa Program; on the International Justice Project; and assisted the legal advisor of the Middle East Program. Her work included investigation and intervention in ‘urgent action’ cases of arbitrary arrests & detentions, disappearances, torture and extrajudicial killings. She also worked on projects relating to violence against women in domestic and conflict settings, children in armed conflict, issues pertaining to the War on Terror, and the Darfur Crisis. She further worked on matters relating to the International Criminal Court, and on law and order issues relating to post conflict Iraq.

She acts for clients at all levels of court and at all stages of trial proceedings including the Court of Appeal. Her skilful advocacy, powerful legal insight and judgement, and proven track record of success, makes her a highly-sought after practitioner.