Mr. Aman Kumar

Assistant Professor

Aman did his LL.M. in International Law from the South Asian University, New Delhi. The title of his dissertation was "International Law and Legitimation of Colonialism: The Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the Making of British India". He has done his B.A.LL.B. with honors in ‘International Law’ and ‘Human Rights’ from National Law University, Assam. His recent publication is an article titled ‘Resolving the Dispute under Article 119(1) of the Rome Statue’ in Asian Journal of International Law. Prior to joining IFIM, he had been Editor of three law journals. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board of asia-blogs. He also runs his own international law blog (Indian Blog of International Law).

He is interested in de-colonising international law. Currently, he is working on ‘Turn towards History of India and International Law’, ‘The 1857 ‘War’ between British and the Mughal Empire’.  

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Courses Teaching:

  • Public International Law (LW-2056/LW-4019)
  • Environmental Law (LW-2016)
  • Research Incubation

Courses Taught:

  • Administrative Law (6022)
  • Code of Civil Procedure (2062)
  • Research Incubation (RI6-2016)

Areas of interest:

  • International Criminal Law
  • History and Theory of International Law
  • Critical Approaches to International Law
  • Constitutional Law



Working Papers:

  • Turn Towards History of India and International Law (to be presented at the Asian Legal History Conference, 24-25 July 2021, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Modern Impacts of Colonial Borders: A case study of Indo-Nepal Border Dispute (for a Special Issue of Jindal Global Law Review)
  • Legality of Zafar’s Trial according to International Law (for an edited Book on the Re-Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar, edited by Prof. Kanika Sharma, SOAS, London)

Papers Presented:

  • Legality of 1857 Mutiny Laws of British India - PRESENTED at the 39th Conference of Australia and New Zealand Society of Law and History, Auckland, 09 December 2020
  • In the Interest of None: On the ICC’s Decision in the Afghanistan Situation – PRESENTED at International Conference on ‘South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals’, South Asian University, 28-29 February 2020
  • Characterising the Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar – PRESENTED at Conference to Celebrate 60 years of ISIL, 20-22 February 2020
  • Place of the Mughal Empire within the Law of Nations – PRESENTED at All India Legal History Conference, Gujarat National Law University, 14-15 February 2020
  • Situating the Principle of Non-Refoulement in the Indian Legal Scenario, PRESENTED at 7th ILNU National Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Law – awarded ‘BEST RESEARCH PAPER’
  • Missing – An Indian Policy on Blue Economy Vis-À-Vis Climate Change PRESENTED at the 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of International Law, 4-5 May 2019
  • Determining the Contours of Cyber Warfare under International Humanitarian Law and their Classification as a War Crime under the Rome Statute, PRESENTED at National Seminar on International Humanitarian Law organized by Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi, 19 January 2019
  • Challenges before the ICC – The African Challenge and the Aggression Conundrum – PRESENTED AT 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of International Law, 29-30 April 2017

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