Aniruddha Rajput

Aniruddha Rajput

Distinguished Professor of Law, National Law University Delhi, Barrister, England and Wales, Former Member, UN International Law Commission (2017-22)

Aniruddha RAJPUT graduated with a degree in law (BSL, LLB) from ILS Law College Pune, India where he was awarded with the Best Student Award, 2005; LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2006), and with a PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) (2015).
He is a visiting fellow at the University of Vienna since 2022, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2019 and Practitioner-in-residence at the KFG International Rule of Law – Rise of Decline? at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2017. He is  a member of the Working Group constituted by the UNIDROIT to draft principles of international investment contracts.
He was an adjunct faculty of East China University of Political Science and Law in 2021, and was Member of the Board of Studies, South Asian University 2017-2019, and visiting Professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi from 2010-2012.


Research focus

  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Investment Law
  • International Trade/ WTO Law
  • Land and Maritime Boundaries
  • Law of the Sea
  • Law of Neutrality
  • International Organisations
  • International Human Rights Law

Recent Publications

Regulatory Freedom and International Investment Law (Brill, 2023) (forthcoming).

Regulatory Freedom and Indirect Expropriation in Investment Arbitration (Kluwer Law International, 2018).

Protection of Foreign Investment in India and Investment Treaty Arbitration (Kluwer Law International, 2017).

Baselines and Sea Level Rise’ in Nguyen Hong Thao and Vu Hai Dang (eds.) UNCLOS 30th Anniversary: An Assessment of the Asian (Springer, 2023)

International Law and Non-military Pre-emptive Strike by India in Pakistan’ in Virendra Ahuja and others (ed.), International Law: Contemporary Developments (Essays in Honour of Professor AK Koul) (Satyam Law International, 2021).

Due diligence in international investment law − from the law of aliens to responsible investment’ in Heike Krieger and Anne Peters (eds), Due Diligence in International Legal Order, (Oxford University Press: 2020).

BRICS as ‘rising powers’ and the future of international law’ in Georg Nolte, Heike Krieger and Andreas Zimmerman (eds), International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? Heike Krieger and Andreas Zimmerman (eds), International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? , (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Climate Justice and Greening of Investment Arbitration’, (2022) 52 Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

Annual Review of ICSID Cases, 2022’, (2022) 19 Manchester Journal of International Economic Law (forthcoming).

Non-compliance with Awards and State Responsibility’, (2022) 37 ICSID Review- FILJ 247-271.

Maritime Security and Threat of a Terrorist Attack’, (2022) 34 Pace International Law Review 1-62.