Riddhi Marion Dsouza

Riddhi is involved in conducting research on different facets of the juvenile justice system in Karnataka. She has a graduate degree in Law. Riddhi has worked on criminal justice reforms as part of the Access to Justice Programme at Amnesty International India. Following this, she was Urban Fellow at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bengaluru in 2018 where she conducted a short study on the working of the Karnataka Goonda Act 1985. Post her fellowship, she worked on a research grant funded by the Department of Biotechnology at the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru to understand the manner in which the tobacco industry deploys litigation to dismantle and derail health policy in India.




  • Riddhi Dsouza, et al., India’s regulatory struggle to rein in smokeless tobacco use: Is Covid-19 a game changer? Posted on June 20, 2020 by BMJ, https://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2020/06/28/indias-regulatory-struggle-to-rein-in-smokeless-tobacco-use-is-covid-19-a-game-changer/
  • Dsouza R, Bhojani U, Strategic and Contested use of food laws to ban smokeless tobacco products in India: A Qualitative Analysis of litigation, Tobacco Control,  Published Online First: 20 August 2021, doi:1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056241.
  • Riddhi Dsouza, Upendra Bhojani, Neema Joseph, Prabhakara Prabhakara, M Selvarajan, Legal Challenges in Tobacco Control: Historical and Qualitative Analysis of Litigation in Karnataka, HGJ Health Policy Research Year: 2022, Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Page no. 4-11
  • Riddhi Dsouza, et al., “Tobacco, health and regulations in India: A national overview” (Book Chapter), International Human Rights Law and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (Edited by Ebenezer Durojaye and Lucyline Nkatha Murungi, Routledge 2022)


You can reach her at ccl@nls.ac.in