Kirsty Anantharajah is a lawyer admitted in the ACT with a background in refugee protection. Kirsty has degrees in Arts and Law (Hons I) from the Australian National University. Her research interests are Environmental Regulation and Human Rights Regulation.
Kirsty is a research associate on Professor Neil Gunningham’s DFAT funded project, Harnessing financial markets and institutional investment to increase the penetration of clean energy in the Asia Pacific. In this project, she is particularly interested in innovative forms of energy aid in Sri Lanka and Fiji.
She is also currently researching refugee and asylum seeker policy in Australia. Her writing surrounding various human rights and gender issues in Sri Lanka has been published by OpenDemocracy, the Colombo Telegraph and Sri Lanka’s Law and Society Trust Review. Kirsty’s publication, ‘Crisis of Legal indeterminacy’ (in The Search for Justice: The Sri Lanka Papers, Zubaan: 2016), was co-authored with Kishali Pinto Jayewardene, and examines Sri Lankan women’s experience of sexual violence and injustice during and after the civil war.