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Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order

Burra, Srinivas
Babu, R. Rajesh

978 81 322 3578 1
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Publication date:
11 December 2017

Short description: 

This book brings together disparate views on how to appropriately locate India in the contemporary international legal order.

Full description: 

This book brings together disparate views on how to appropriately locate India in the contemporary international legal order. The contributions are also of historical value, as they analyse the contemporary situation as part of a historical trajectory. The essays seek to map India's practice and positions in the last six decades with regard to the respective fields they examine. At the international level, in many respects India has arguably been drifting from its traditional role as a trusted ally and proponent of the third world towards the pragmatism of self-interest, behaviour that often corresponds to that of the dominant players. In the last few decades, India has seemingly diluted its position as champion of third world cause, abandoning its leadership role to pursue a policy compelled by internal political and economic conditions, as well as the dictates of external forces. These developments are reflected in the country's positions concerning international law.

Table of contents: 

1. IntroductionSrinivas Burra & Rajesh Babu R.Part: Ideas, Justice and Humanitarianism2. Gandhi and International Law: Satyagraha as Universal JusticeS.G. Sreejith 3. A Critic and an Apologist: India's Quest for UN Security Council Permanent MembershipSrinivas Burra & Haris Jamil4. Collective Engagement and Selective Endorsement: India's Ambivalent Attitude towards Laws of Armed ConflictSrinivas Burra Part: Trade, Investment and Taxation5. Two Decades of Trade Remedy Litigations in WTO: India the Protectionist TraderRaju KD6. India and Bilateral Investment Treaties: From Rejection to Embracement to Hesitance?Prabhash Ranjan7. Making International Tax Law: Analysing Tax Jurisprudence in IndiaAjay Kumar Part: Intellectual Property Regimes8. Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Expressions Of Folklore: Locating India in the Global FrameworkR. Rajesh Babu9. Transnational Influences in Trade Mark and Domain Name Protection: The Indian Experience V. K. Unni10. India's Participatory Role in the Database Debate at WIPOIndranath Gupta11. TRIPS and Public Health: Challenges for India and its ResponseReji K. JosephPart: Nature, Resources and Rights12. India and International Environmental LawShiju V. Mazhuvanchery13. Implementation of the Convention On Biological Diversity And Its Protocols in IndiaPushpa Kumar Lakshmanan14. Indian Civil Nuclear Liability Law (CNLD Act): An Adventurism or Exceptionalism in International Legal DiscourseM. P. Ram Mohan


Dr. Srinivas Burra is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi. Earlier he worked as Legal Adviser with the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, New Delhi and as a Senior Legal Officer with the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Secretariat in New Delhi. His research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, treaty law, international institutions, international criminal law and legal theory. He has several publications to his credit and has been a member of the Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law.Dr. Ravindran Rajesh Babu is Professor of Law in the Public Policy and Management Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). Previously, he worked as Senior Legal Officer at the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Secretariat in New Delhi. His research and teaching interests include international economic law, intellectual property rights (IPR), constitutional law, corporate liability/responsibility, dispute resolution and investments. He has several books, book chapters and articles in international and national journals to his credit. His books include Remedies under the WTO Legal System published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2012 and the co-edited book Management Education in India: Perspectives and Practices , by Springer, Singapore, 2017. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Indian Journal of International Law, and the Editor in Chief of the journal Decision, both published by Springer.




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