This book offers a South Asian perspective on international law, maintaining a suitable distance from the 'Western' approach. The themes discussed reflect the region's particular contribution to the development of international law. Each South Asian country has its own important role to play in promoting regional trade, regulating maritime affairs, ensuring access to water, debating State responsibility, engaging with International Criminal Court, questioning diplomatic and consular immunities, and, most importantly, upholding human rights. These issues are addressed by local contributors from Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who have come together to represent the whole South Asian region on a single academic platform.
Professor Jawahar Lal Kaul is currently the Vice Chancellor of Garhwal Central University near Dehradun. He has been Professor of International Law at the University of Delhi for several years. He also holds positions at the Maastricht University, Netherlands and at St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis (USA). He has published widely in international and national journals. His areas of interest are constitutional law, human rights and international trade law.
Dr. Anupam Jha has been teaching international law at the University of Delhi for more than a decade. He has received prestigious fellowships to pursue his research interests at the University of Kansas (USA), University of Leeds (UK), and the University of Mauritius. His work has been published in reputed international journals. He specializes in international criminal law, human trafficking, human rights, and energy law.
South Asian perspectives on the need for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.- From Calvo to Umbrella Clause in Investment Treaties: South Asian Perspectives.- South Asian Free Trade Agreement and GATT/WTO.- Contribution to Peace and Security in the World: Sri Lankan Perspective.- Environment and International Law: Present Position.- Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights: South Asian Perspective.- The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) (Bangladesh): The Issues of Fairness and Transparency.- Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights: South Asian Perspective Law Governing Marine Spatial Planning in India.- Accountability for Serious Human Rights Abuses in Nepal: An Appraisal.- Role of UN Security Council in Maintaining International Peace and Security: Some Reflections on Perspectives and Challenges.- Diplomatic and Consular Immunities: Rhetoric and Practice in South Asia.- Clean Energy (Natural Gas Pipelines) in South Asia: Legal Models.- Indigenous People in South Asia and International Law.- Cultural Heritage in South Asia and International Law.- Changing Horizons of Modern Weaponry and International Law in South Asia.