Yuvraj Joshi

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Yuvraj Joshi is a fellow at Lambda Legal, where he engages in strategic advocacy to advance laws and policies promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, as well as judicial diversity, judicial independence, and other critical fair courts issues.

Yuvraj developed Lambda Legal’s value statement on judicial selection and approach to evaluating whether, when and how to respond to a nominee or anticipated nominee to the federal bench.  He authored a report for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and Lambda Legal on how states can collect and release data about the diversity of their judges.  Yuvraj has also worked on Barber v. Bryant, the federal challenge to HB 1523, Mississippi's discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation, and undertaken advocacy to introduce non-binary gender options on identification documents and to end unnecessary surgeries performed on intersex infants and children without their consent.

Prior to joining Lambda Legal, Yuvraj was the Gruber Fellow at Human Rights Watch, where he focused on issues related to LGBTI rights in South Asia.  He also practiced as a commercial litigator in London and worked at the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, advocating for the protection of the rights of sexual minorities.

Yuvraj has written about human and civil rights issues in academic journals including the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and Columbia Law Review Online, as well as publications like The Washington Post and The Guardian.  He holds law degrees from the Yale Law School and University College London and a bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto.

Follow him on Twitter @yuvrajjoshi.