Chhaya Bhardwaj is a young diplomat, scholar & practitioner of international law. Her research focuses on Environmental Law, Public International Law, Information Laws and International Dispute Settlement Mechanism.
She completed her B.A., LL.B. from Lloyd Law College, Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut in 2015. Thereafter, she was selected as an International Scholar at Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School to pursue her LL.M. in environmental laws. After completing her LL.M., she joined Lloyd Law College as an Assistant Professor where she started Environmental Law Center and served as its Assistant Director. She also started International Migration and Refugee Law Center at Lloyd. In 2018, she assisted Mr. Dire Tladi at United Nations International Law Commission with his work on “peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)“.
She has received various awards like the United Nations Fellowship (2017) to attend the Regional Course in International Law, Asia-Pacific. In 2018, she was awarded with the Local Pathways Fellowship by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for her work in environmental education and youth empowerment. In 2019, she was awarded with Junior Scholars’ Scholarship by Asian Society of International Law to attend the 7th AsianSIL Biennial Conference on International Law. She has received Best Research Paper award from institutions like the Law Commission of India for her research in environmental and international law.