Senior Research Associate
B.A.LL.B. (Hons.)(RMLNLU, Lucknow);
M.Phil (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
LL.M. (SOAS University of London)
Surendra Kumar completed his Master of Laws (LLM) from SOAS University of London as Chevening Scholar specialising in international law and human rights. He graduated from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow in 2013 with distinction. He holds the degree of Master of Philosophy in International Legal Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 Summer Programme in Public International Law at Xiamen Academy of International Law, China. He was awarded Honours certificate by H.E. Judge Peter Tomka, President, International Court of Justice in recognition of outstanding performance. He was also been an awardee of Reserve Bank of India’s Young scholars award.
He has been a Judge for International Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at the University of Oxford) and North-East Europe Rounds of Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in Kyiv from 21 to 23 December 2016. He is Principal Indian Reporter for Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) .As a reporter, he contextualises the use, misuse and disuse of international law by Courts in their interpretative exercise. The cases deal with varied subjects such as international maritime law, environmental law, sovereign immunity, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law. He has written and published (or soon to be published) over 35 cases including the cases on right to privacy, transgenders, triple talaq, legalisation of euthanasia, legality of Aadhar, decriminalization of homosexuality, among others.
He has previously worked as Practical Support Worker in Equality Focus, London and as a faculty in Amity Law School, Amity University, Lucknow, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
His interest lies at the intersection of Constitutional Law and Philosophy, Public International Law and Indian, Comparative Constitutional Law, Human rights theory and practice.