Aniruddha Rajput

Consultant, Public International Law and International Arbitration

Dr. Aniruddha Rajput is a Member of the UN International Law Commission (2017-21). He was the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee for the 69th Session of the ILC in 2017.

His areas of expertise are general international law, dispute resolution, boundary disputes, law of the sea, international investment law and international trade law. He has advised governments on proceedings before the International Court of Justice, private clients on proceedings under the Alien Tort Claims Act before the US Courts, and human rights and other public international law litigation in the Supreme Court of India.

He has taught courses in international law at several Universities and presently serves as a member of the Board of Studies of the South Asian University crated by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. He was a member of the Study Group Constituted by the Law Commission of India on the 2015 Draft Indian Model BIT and a member of the 5th Haryana State Finance Commission constituted under Article 243 I and Y of the Constitution of India. His recent book ‘Protection of Foreign Investment in India and Investment Treaty Arbitration’ was published by Kluwer International. During 2017, he was a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Berlin Potsdam Research Group International Rule of Law -Rise or Decline? based at the Humboldt University Berlin. **

Focus areas






Advised the Government of India on the Jadhav Case (India v Pakistan) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Advised the Government of India on the petition filed in the Supreme Court regarding the Rhingya refugees.

Advised on potential and pending proceedings under the Alien Tort Claims Act.

Advocate, Supreme Court of India, 2006


‘Annual Review of ICSID Cases, 2020’ Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 17 pp. 430-457 (2020).

‘The Myth of a Multilateral Framework in International Investment Law’ Indian Journal of International Law (2017) (forthcoming).

Member, Supreme Court Bar Association, India

Conferences / Papers

Speaker at the 3rd Vienna Arbitration Debate, 22 June 2018.

Maritime Delimitation in the Bay of Bengal between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar: A case study of peaceful resolution of disputes under UNCLOS’ 4-5 October 2017, Port Blair, India.



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