Human Rights and Trade Policy Advisor
Anasuya Syam is the Human Rights and Trade Policy Advisor at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She leads HT Legal’s initiative on the U.S. Tariff Act and forced labor, with a focus on conducting investigations and submitting petitions under the Tariff Act. She works with pro bono counsel, civil society groups, government, business and other stakeholders to push for greater accountability through the enforcement of the Tariff Act import ban. The initiative seeks to use trade remedies to address forced labor in supply chains.
Anasuya graduated with a Masters (LLM) in International Law from NYU School of Law in 2019. As a member of NYU’s International Organizations Clinic, she advised the World Bank and UNICEF on data governance issues. She also served as the graduate editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. Prior to HT Legal, she worked as a legal fellow at the World Bank with a focus on anti-corruption and corporate governance. Anasuya also worked as a Corporate Counsel in a major commercial bank in India for two years, handling lending, litigation, and compliance portfolios. She completed her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin, India in 2016.