Ektaa Deochand

Ektaa Deochand

Attorney

Ektaa is an attorney in the land program at LRC.  She completed her LLB and LLM in Constitutional Litigation at UKZN.  She served articles in the LRC Durban office in 2014 and 2015. She then worked as an attorney in the LRC KwaZulu-Natal Satellite Office where she conducted strategic litigation and facilitated community outreach initiatives. In 2017 she joined another public interest organization, Section27, where she focused on women’s access to health care services and access to education for learners with disabilities. In 2019 she participated in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University where she engaged with a range of human rights activists and institutions. In January 2021, Ektaa returned home to the LRC and is currently based in the Johannesburg office. She is passionate about women’s access to property rights.