International Legal Studies

The Centre is committed to the study of emerging areas of interest in public international law. Its mandate is to undertake collaborative research within JGU and also with other national and international entities in various areas of international law. The Centre designs training courses, lectures, seminars, conferences, and symposia for students and professionals working in the field and advises national and international public bodies on matters of interpretation and application of international law.


  • Seminar Series on the Historical Origins of International Law (one talk already organized in October 2018 – more events planned);
  • Project on International Humanitarian & Refugee Law in collaboration with ARA Legal (a centre for refugee studies in Delhi);


  • A project on International Investment Arbitration is in the planning stage (under the leadership of Prof. Eiriksson)


  • Project on International Courts and Tribunals (“JGU International Courts Project”) commenced in June 2015 and completed in 2016 with the publication of a revised edition of Gudmundur Eiriksson’s book (Martinus Nijhoff publication);
  • Project on Rule of Law Guide for Politicians, translation in Hindi, by Gudmundur Eiriksson and Rashmi Raman, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University and the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (forthcoming 2018);
  • “Mapping Opinio Juris” Report and White Paper (Research output realized after a Discussion Series in collaboration with the ACUNS Conference and the JGU Centre for UN Studies), 2017
  • “Mapping Opinio Juris” – Discussion Series in collaboration with ACUNS Conference and the JGU Centre for UN Studies, 3 October 2016 to 5 November2016;
  • “Careers in International Law: UN Internships” Lunchtime Talk by McCall Carter, Rule of Law Officer at United Nations Mission in South Sudan, 8 April, 2017
  • “Gudmundur Eiriksson: The Renaissance Man”, Book Release: Liber Amicorum in Honor of Judge Gudmundur Eiriksson, Centre for International Legal Studies, Jindal Global Law School, 2 May 2017
  • Judge Abdul Koroma, Roundtable with former ICJ Judge, Centre for International Legal Studies, Jindal Global Law School, 9 September, 2017
  • Umakanth Varottil, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, “The Stakeholder Responsibility of Corporate Boards”, 24 September 2018
  • Jean Allain, Professor, Monash University, “Decolonisation’s contribution to International Law: Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes” 5 October 2018
  • Raman, Rashmi, “The Changing of the Guard: Africa and Asia in the avant garde of a geopolitical shift in the grammar of International Law”, Keba Mbaye Human Rights Special Issue, Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria University Law Press, eds. Frans Viljoen & Humphrey Sipalla (forthcoming 2019)
  • Raman, Rashmi, “Retelling Radha Binod Pal: The Outsider and The Native” in “Dawn of a Disciple – Historical Origins of International Criminal Law”, eds. Frederic Megret and Immi Tallgren, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2019)
  • Legacy of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Conflict and Security Law, Vol II, T.M.C. Asser Press, ed. Sergey Sayapin (2019)
  • Raman, Rashmi, What’s In A Name: Istanbul in the SS Lotus Case, IntlawGrrls!, 1 September 2018
  • Raman, Rashmi, Where Do The Rohingya Go, IntLawGrrls!, 6 September 2018
  • Raman, Rashmi, Three Fallacies of International Criminal Justice – a series in three parts, IntLawGrrls!, January 2019
  • Singh, Prabhakar, Of International LawSemicolonial Siam, and Empire’s Ghosts, 9 Asian Journal of International Law (2018), doi:10.1017/S204425131800005X
  • Singh, Prabhakar, Reading RP Anand in the Postcolony: Between Appropriation and Resistance, in, Jochen von Bernstorff & Philipp Dann, eds., The Battle for International Law in the Decolonization Era (Oxford University Press, New York, 2018).
  • Singh, Prabhakar, Of International Law, Semicolonial Siam, and Empire’s Ghosts, 9 Asian Journal of International Law (2018), doi:10.1017/S204425131800005X
  • Singh, Prabhakar, More Norms, Less Justice: Refugees, the Republic and everyone in Between, 39 Liverpool Law Review (2018) pp 123–150.
  • Singh, Prabhakar, Book Review: Stephen Neff, Justice Among Nations: A history of International Law (Harvard University Press, 2014), in, European Journal of International Law (2018 forthcoming).
  • Singh, Prabhakar, What Happened in Mauritius? The Telegraph, 14 February 2018.
  • G. Sreejith, The Dichotomy of Selfhood and Well-being in the Barents: Toward a Redemptive Project, Journal of Law and Social Deviance, vol.16, 2018 (with Kamrul Hossain).
  • G. Sreejith, Legality of the Gulf Ban on Qatari Flights: State Sovereignty at Crossroads, Air and Space Law, vol.43, no.2, 2018, pp.191-203.
  • G. Sreejith, Unmaking a National Space Legislation for India: Indigenizing Space Law through the Organic Science of Indian Space Program, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, vol.83, no.1, 2018, pp.109-42.
  • G. Sreejith, Gandhi and International Law: Satyagraha as Universal Justice, in Rajesh Babu and Burra Srinivas eds., Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order (Springer, 2018), pp.9-29.
  • G. Sreejith, Reframing Arctic Governance and the Asian States, Jindal Global Law Review, vol.8, no.1, 2017, pp.1-6 (with Kamrul Hossain).
  • G. Sreejith, A Revolution in Social and Legal Change: The Kerala-Model Resistance Against Pesticide Overuse through Organic Farming, 26 San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review 53 (2017).
  • G. Sreejith, Institutional Cost of International Space Law, 41 Journal of Space Law 57-92 (2017) (with Yugank Goyal)
  • G. Sreejith, An Auto-Critique of TWAIL’s Historical Fallacy: Sketching An Alternative Manifesto, 38 Third World Quarterly 1511-31 (2017)