Cheryl Dsouza is an advocate and working as the Secretary of the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR), based in Delhi. After completing her BA and MA in Literature from the Delhi University, she went on to study Medical Law and Ethics from the National Law School, Bangalore and finally did her LLB from Delhi University. With her family she has worked among tribal communities in central India and then went on to make her home amongst the urban poor in Delhi.
CJAR is a response of people’s movements, campaign organizations and individuals working on public interest issues, to ensure a judicial system that is far more accountable, accessible and sensitive to the poor, marginalized and common people of this country. CJAR now evolved into a pan India campaign, that works to ensure that the judiciary in this country functions within a system of transparency and accountability.