Chair, Governing Council

SAILS has been established as a Centre of Excellence in the region, an institute for research and teaching of law, premised on the conviction that law has a critical role to play as an instrument of change in order to realize political, economic, and social justice. It therefore aims to harness the intellectual resources and experience of the South Asia region to respond to the challenge of poverty eradication and the realization of human rights. It will be committed to the goal of legal empowerment of the poor and sustainable development for the benefit of all people throughout the region.