Nikhiel Deeplal

Position held: 
Candidate Attorney: Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme
nikhiel [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za

Nikhiel Deeplal started as a Candidate Attorney at LHR in 2016. He has an LL.B from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal and is currently completing his LLM in International Trade Law.

He has a certificate in International Relations from the Symbiosis International University, India and has also completed a short course in mediation at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.


He is the former Chairperson of Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) and was inspired to enter the human rights sector during his time as a student activist. He is passionate about youth empowerment and believes that as long as organisations like LHR continue to exist, there is hope for the world.