Prof. K. Ratnabali

K Ratnabali




B.Sc (PU); LL.B (DU); LL.M (DU); PhD (DU)
P.G. Diploma in HR, IHL and Refugee Law (ISIL)



Law Centre - I, Faculty of Law
North Campus, University of Delhi
Chhatra Marg, Delhi (IN)-110007

Research Interests

Human Rights of Indigenous People
International Humanitarian Law
Refugee Law
Rights of Nature
Development and Conflicting Rights

Subjects Taught

Human Rights; Research Methodology
Constitutional Law; Public International Law; Principles of Contract
Taxation; Administrative Law; Special Contracts

Brief Biodata

Dr. K. Ratnabali has been teaching Law in Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi for more than sixteen years. She was awarded LL.B (CLC), LL.M and Ph.D Degrees by University of Delhi. Before joining the Centre, she has interned with State Human Rights Commission, Manipur and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), New Delhi. She has publications in diverse fields which includes Internally Displaced Persons and their issues, International Humanitarian Law, Development and Conflict with Land Rights of the Tribal, etc. She has also taken up several administrative assignments given by the University of Delhi along with teaching, from time to time, in the capacity of Deputy-Dean (Legal Affairs) (2015-2018), Deputy-Dean (Planning & Coordination) (currently) etc. She has successfully organized several academic enrichment programmes, such as Seminar Week on Law and Technology (inaugurated by the then Minister of Law and Valedictory by Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India), International Conference on International Trade Law in collaboration with Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT (wherein several imminent personalities had participated and contributed, such as Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, Former Member, Appellate Body, WTO, Prof. Robert Howse, New York University, etc.)

Representative Publications


  1. Law and Development Policies: Impact on Tribals' cultural and religious spaces, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, 2015 (ISBN: 978-93-5074-203-7)
  2. The Law of Armed Conflict: An Introduction, (2nd revised ed.) Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi  2017 (ISBN: 978-93-85563-90-4) (co-authored with Dr. U.C. Jha)
  3. Martial Law: Historical, Comparative and Constitutional Perspective, Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi  2020, (ISBN-10: 9389620686; ISBN-13: 978-9389620689) (co-authored with Dr. U.C. Jha)


  1. Inclusive Approach Towards India’s Development, Journal of Law Teachers India, Vol.5, pp. 97-109 (ISSN: 2231-1580), 2014.
  2. Accessibility of Tribal to Justice: Issues and Challenges, Journal of Law Teachers India, Vol. 6 Issue 1, pp. 138-142   (ISSN: 2231-1580), 2015.
  3. Internal Displacement of People: Absence of Law and the Urgent Need to Frame one in India, Delhi Law Review Vol. XXVI: 2004 (0973- 001X).



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