Aniruddha Rajput Elected To UN's International Law Commission

Aniruddha Rajput, a young Indian lawyer won a hotly-contested election in the UN General Assembly and has been elected to the UN's International Law Commission.

33-year-old Aniruddha Rajput is among the 34 individuals elected by the General Assembly as members of the International Law Commission, the UN organ tasked with the progressive development of international law and its codification.

The newly elected members will serve five-year terms of office with the Geneva-based body beginning January 2017.

The members have been elected from five geographical groupings of African, Asia-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and 
Caribbean and Western European states.

Amongst the youngest to be elected to the nearly 70-year old body, Rajput is India's first time candidate to the Commission.

An alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Rajput was member of an expert group appointed by the 
Law Commission of India to study and comment upon the Model Bilateral Investment Treaty 2015 of India, according to his profile submitted to the UN.

He has written several books, chapters, articles, conference papers on diverse legal subjects and his areas of expertise in 

international laws include Sources of International Law, International Arbitration, Law of the Sea, Use of Force, UN Law & Practice and International Trade Law (WTO Law).

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