Srinivas Burra
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS)

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Legal Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University , in 2002
  • M.Phil. in Legal Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University , in 1997

Recent Publications

  • Srinivas Burra and Haris Jamil, "A Critic and an Apologist: India’s Quest for UN Security Council Permanent Membership" in Srinivas Burra and R. Rajesh Babu (eds), 'Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order', (Springer, 2018), pp. 31-50.

  • "Collective Engagement and Selective Endorsement: India’s Ambivalent Attitude Towards Laws of Armed Conflict", in Srinivas Burra and R. Rajesh Babu (eds), 'Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order', (Springer, 2018), pp. 51-65.

  • Srinivas Burra and R. Rajesh Babu, 'Introduction', in Srinivas Burra and R. Rajesh Babu (eds), 'Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order', (Springer, 2018), pp. 1-6.

  • “Justice for Syria” (Editorial Comment), Economic and Political weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 15, 14 April, 2018, pp.8-9.

  • Srinivas Burra and R. Rajesh Babu (eds), 'Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order', (Springer, 2018)

  • "Textual Stagnation and Contextual Adaptation: A Trajectory of the Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law", Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 1, 2017, pp. 81-103.

  • “Where Does India Stand on the Right to Self-determination?”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. LII, no 2, January 14, 2017, pp.21-24.

  • Authored India case study of (Eva Maria Lassen (editor), Magnus Killander, Bright Nkrumah, Carmela Chàvez, Diego Uchuypoma, Renato Constantino, Bruno Castañeda), Report on three case studies assessing the dynamics and interactions of factors in selected third countries, Fostering Human Rights among European Policies (FRAME).

  • "TWAIL’s Others: A Caste Critique of Twailers and their Field of Analysis", Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, vol. 33, no.3, 2016, pp. 111-128.

  • “Right to Self-Determination” (2015) - e-PG Pathshala, UGC (An MHRD Project under NME-ICT).

  • “Decriminalising Creative ‘Offence”, Economic and Political Weekly, (vol) XLIX, no. 40, October 04, 2014, pp. 18-21.

  • “Mapping the Changes in Legal Education in India”, in Ravi Kumar (ed.), Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact, (Aakar Books, 2014), pp. 212-235.

  • "India and International Human Rights Law" in "Human Rights, Democracy and Social Movements in India" (Political Science) for the E-PG Pathshala, E-Content for Post Graduate  Subjects, Project by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/browse.php?&category=290.

  • "Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law" in "Human Rights, Democracy and Social Movements in India" (Political Science) for the E-PG Pathshala, E-Content for Post Graduate Subjects, Project by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/browse.php?&category=290.

  • "Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law" in "Human Rights, Democracy and Social Movements in India" (Political Science) for the E-PG Pathshala, E-Content for Post Graduate Subjects, Project by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/browse.php?&category=290.

  • “India and the Additional Protocols of 1977”, Indian Journal of International Law, vol. 53, no. 3, 2013, pp. 422-450.

  • " The Bizarre Proposal for “Humanitarian” Military Intervention in Syria”, Economic and Political Weekly Web Exclusives, (vol) XLVIII, no. 36, September 07, 2013. http://www.epw.in/web-exclusives/bizarre-proposal %E2%80%9Chumanitarian%E2%80%9D-military-intervention-syria.html.

  • "Chhattisgarh Killings: What if they were/were not Maoists?", Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVII, no. 33, August 18, 2012, pp. 15-17.

  • "Palestine and the belated UN Non-Member Observer State Status", Indian Journal of International Law, vol. 52, no. 4, 2012, pp. 591-599.

  • “The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” in 'The Cultural Heritage of Mankind/Le patrimoine culturel de l'humanitéto', James Nafziger and Tullio Scovazzi (ed), (Hague Academy of International Law and Martinus Nijhoff, 2008), pp.529-57.

  • Prepared a “Preliminary Study on the Concept of International Terrorism”, along with another researcher, published by the AALCO Secretariat in the book form in April 2006.

  • Evolution and Present Status of the Law relating to Reservations to Treaties, AALCO Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 1, no.4, 2005, pp. 34-91.

  • Special and Enhanced Protections of Cultural Property during Armed Conflicts, ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law, Vol. V, 2005 (Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi), pp. 249-61.

  • " India's Reservations to Human Rights Treaties " , Indian Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2004, pp. 749-87.

  • Protocols against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants: Implications for Refugee Protection, ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law, Vol. III, 2003 (Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi), pp. 163-75.

  • " Relativism and Universalism in International Human Rights Law " , in Rajendra Pradhan ed., Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law in Social, Economic and Political Development: Papers of the XIII International Congress, 7-10 April 2002, Chiag Mai, Thailand, Vol. II, (ICNEC, Kathmandu, 2003).

Research Interests

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Refugee Law
  • Law of Treaties
  • Legal Theory
  • Law of International Organizations
  • Legal Protection of Migrant Workers
  • International Terrorism
  • Transnational Organized Crime
  • Work of the International Law Commission

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