Amita Dhanda

  • Professor of Law
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research

Amita Dhanda is Professor of Law at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad, since the last 20 years. She also heads the Centre for Disability Studies at the University. An international expert in the field of disability human rights Dr Dhanda has not just argued for the human rights claims of persons with disabilities but also demonstrated how disability human rights would strengthen the human rights of all. Her book Legal Order and Mental Disorder is a pioneering work in the field and her writings on legal capacity of persons with disabilities as well as evolving capacity of the child are widely referred to.