Thursday, March 13, 2008

Patel: India and International Law

Bimal N. Patel (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has published Volume 2 of India and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008). Here's the abstract:

India and International Law, volume 2 examines India’s policy and practical approach to modern and emerging subjects such as energy, investment, sports, banking, biotechnology, taxation, water courses, feminism, air law and role of India in UN reforms. The most discussed interlinked issues of civilian nuclear energy and nuclear weapons are analysed in two separate chapters. This volume also examines legal challenges and offers possible solutions in the area of private international law, which hopefully would serve the purposes of relevant policy-makers, judiciary, common men and women and 2.5 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

India and International Law, volume 2 will enable the readers to realize the sheer magnitude of legal challenges faced by India, hence, one way forward is to consider some of the suggestions offered by the authors. It is hoped that these two volumes will provide a useful framework for similar studies and will remain a must source of consultation for those who are interested in India’s state practice on international law.

Contents include:
  • Bimal N. Patel, Introduction
  • Amal K. Ganguli, Interface between International Law and Municipal Law: Role of the Indian Judiciary
  • Bimal N. Patel, India and the UN Reforms
  • Priya Pillai, India and the Nuclear Weapons Proliferation
  • Fakiha Khan, India and the International Law of Civilian Nuclear Energy
  • G.N. Sinha, India and International Energy Law
  • Krishnendu Mukherji, Climate Change, Energy Law and India
  • Autar Krishen Koul & Mihir Chatterjee, International Financial Institutions and Indian Banking: A Legal Profile
  • A. Lakshminath, Patent Laws in India: One Step Forward and Two Steps Backward
  • Devashish Krishan, India and International Investment Laws
  • Shannu Narayan, Bilateral Tax Treaties: A Review of Indian Laws
  • R. Rajesh Babu, Combating Public Corruption in India and the United Nations Convention against Corruption
  • K. Sriram, Sports Broadcasting Regulations and India
  • V.S. Elizabeth, Feminism and International Law in India
  • B.C. Nirmal, Violence against Women: International and National Human Rights Jurisprudence
  • Jaydeepsinh G. Vaghela, Judiciary of India and the Implementation of International Environmental Law in India: Some Remarks
  • Kondaiah Jonnalagadda, Jurisdictional Issues in the Enforcement of Foreign Divorce Decrees in India
  • Anil Malhotra & Ranjit Malhotra, Family Laws and Religion – An Indian Experience
  • Bimal N. Patel, Concluding Remarks
  • Bhandary M. Leeladhara, Status of India: Signature and Ratification of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the United Nations Secretary-General as of 20 July 2007
  • Bimal N. Patel, Select Bibliography