Indian lawyer, Aniruddha Rajput (33) has been elected as a member International Law Commission (ILC), a top body of legal experts of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Rajput is among the 34 individuals elected by the UNGA as members of the ILC. He is India’s first time candidate to the Commission and youngest among the group.
He is also the first Indian nominee chosen from outside the close circuit of lawyers of the Union Ministry of External Affairs.
The members have been elected from five geographical groupings of Asia-Pacific, African, Latin American and Caribbean, Eastern European and Western European states. Rajput was elected from the Asia Pacific Group by garnering 160 votes. They will have five-year term commencing from January 2017.
About Aniruddha Rajput
- He had practiced in the Supreme Court for six years and was also visiting professor for international Commercial Arbitration and International Trade Law at Indian Law Institute.
- He is an alumnus of London School of Economics. He was appointed by Law Commission of India to an expert group tasked with analysis of Model Bilateral Investment Treaty 2015.
- His prime areas of interest being international laws include sources of international law, law of sea, international arbitration, UN law & practice and international trade law (WTO law).
- He has several publications to his name, including books, articles, chapters, conference papers on legal issues.
About International Law Commission (ILC)
The ILC was established by the UNGA in 1947 to undertake the mandate of UN to ensure promotion and progressive development of International law and its codification. It holds an annual session at the UN Office at Geneva.