Karuna Sharma

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Associate – Legal & Regulation
ksharma at iihs dot ac dot in

Master’s in Public Law, Human Rights, National Law University, Delhi
B.A. (L.L.B): Mercantile Laws, Army Institute of Law, Mohali


Karuna has experience in litigation at the Supreme Court of India. She also worked as a Legal Associate practising in the area of Indirect tax law, especially Service tax and Central Excise. She researched extensively on the effect and implications of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on India’s economy, inequality and poverty.

At IIHS, Karuna works in the area of Land and urban policy, Law; its approach to Governance and Legal policy and Regulation.

Selected Publications
  1. Sharma, K. M. (2016, February 8). Bombay high court makes right to clean toilets a fundamental right for women in India. Oxford Human Rights Hub. Retrieved from http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/bombay-high-court-makes-right-to-clean-toilets-a-fundamental-right-for-women-in-india/
  2. Sharma, K. M. (2016, March 16). Tamil Nadu must stop violating the sexual rights of women. The Wire. Retrieved from http://thewire.in/24959/tamil-nadu-must-begin-to-recognise-the-sexual-rights-of-its-women/
  3. Sharma, K.M. (2016, March 17). Is making child care more accessible to women the right way to balance gender roles? Youth Ki Awaaz. Retrieved from http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2016/03/subsidising-child-care-gender-roles-womens-labour/
  4. Sharma, K. M. (2015). Poverty and right to food in India. Journal of Indian Research, 3(2), 124-139.

For more details, see Google Scholar profile.