Vidya Selvamony LLM is a practicing advocate with over 20 years of extensive and highly regarded experience. She enrolled with Karnataka Bar Council in the year 2000 and her expertise spans across various legal domains that include working with domestic & International NGOs in the aspect of law relating to Tourism, Women & Child protection and has represented her organization in national and international forums. She has also presented research papers and findings in international forums like world congress III (Presented paper on sexual exploitation of children and adolescent), UNWTO Task force for protection of children (Presented a paper on Situation of child abuse with links to tourism in INDIA), UNODC (Presented paper on trafficking of children in tourism), ECPAT (Presented paper on situation of children in INDIA, Child safety mechanisms, Information Technology and Child Sexual exploitation), ITB – Berlin (presented paper on Tackling of exploitation of children by strengthening the cooperations among NGO’s, Law Enforcement Authorities and the private sector).
She has been co-researcher on the topic “Male child sexual exploitation in pilgrim tourism sites in India” and her research report “Unholy Nexus was widely discussed and resulted in various policy changes in India. She has authored books and papers like “An investigation report on tourism and displacement”, “coastal investors calling”, “Ugly face of Tourism”, “In the heart of Incredible India – exploitation of children in tourism”, dozier on rights of the child in the context of tourism. She was a member of the drafting committee of “Protection of children from sexual offences Bill”, Member of the drafting committee of “Information Technology Amendment Act”, Member of the drafting committee for “Model Street Vendors Bill”. Her practice in Advocacy is in the domain of Litigation, Non Litigation, Criminal Law and Alternate dispute resolution. She is also a visiting faculty at the CMR University School of Legal Studies where she trains young law minds on practical application of Law. She also runs a Trust (Legal Aid Trust) as part of her philanthropic initiatives.