April 16, 2019 –
Sareta Ashraph is a barrister specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law. She is currently based in Iraq as the Senior Analyst on UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh (UNITAD). In 2017, she was part of the team setting up the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism (aka, the Syria Mechanism).
From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Legal Analyst on the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, documenting violations of international law in the context of the ongoing conflict. Before this appointment, she was Chief Legal Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on Libya. In 2010-2011, she was the Legal Adviser to the ICC’s Office of the Public Counsel for the Defence. In 2009, she worked as a Legal Consultant to the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. From 2004 to 2009, Sareta was Co-Counsel representing Issa Sesay before the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
An Associate Member of Garden Court Chambers in London, Sareta has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Notable Practitioner in the field of international criminal law.