Pushkar Anand

Pushkar Anand Rathore


Assistant Professor


LL.M. (South Asian University, New Delhi)
B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) (CNLU)
Junior Research Fellow (UGC)



Office Address

109, Faculty of Law (New Building)
North Campus, University of Delhi
Chhatra Marg, Delhi (IN)-110007

Research Interests

Public International Law
International Investment Law and Arbitration
Law of International Organizations
Law of the Sea
Environmental Law
Accountability of IOs & TNCs

Subjects Taught

Public International Law; International Investment Law
Law of International Organizations; Law of the Sea
Environmental Law; Media Law; Jurisprudence

Brief Biodata

Pushkar Anand is Assistant Professor at the Law Centre – I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Before joining the University of Delhi in 2018, he was working with the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. He has obtained his LL.M in International Legal Studies, from the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi, and B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Chanakya National Law University, Patna. He holds Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) awarded by the University Grant Commission, India. His principal areas of teaching and research are Public International Law, International Investment Law and Arbitration, Law of the Sea, and Environmental Law. He has authored several articles published in reputed international journals, as well as book chapters. He is also actively involved in the quest to ensure transparency with respect to investment treaty arbitration, and related matters in India. Several ISDS awards such as Louis Dreyfus Armateurs vs. India (Merits & Jurisdictions); Nissan vs. India have been made public as a result of his right to information requests. He also writes short articles and op-eds for the print and the online media on the issues related to international law. 

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewd Journal Articles

  1. Feminst Overview of International Investment Law - A Preliminary Inquiry, Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press), Vol. 24(1), 2021, pp. 1-27. (with Amit Kumar Sinha)
  2. Covid-19, India, and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS): Will India be able to defend its public health measures?, Asia Pacific Law Review (Routledge), Vol. 28(1) 2020, pp.  225-247 (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  3. Indian Courts and Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration , Indian Law Review (Routledge), Vol. 4(2), 2020, p. 199-220.(with Prabhash Ranjan)
  4. How ‘Healthy’ are Investment Treaties of South Asian Countries: An Empirical Study of Public Health Provisions in South Asian Countries’ BITs and FTA Investment Chapters, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (Oxford), Vol. 33(2), 2018, pp. 406-432. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  5. The 2016 Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: A Critical Deconstruction, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Vol. 38, Issue 1, 2017, pp. 1-55. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  6. Legal Aspects of Multi-Level Marketing in India: Negotiating through Murky Waters, Decision: Official Journal of IIM Calcutta (Springer) Volume 42, Issue 4 (2015) 359-378 (with R. Rajesh Babu)
  7. Food Security, Agreement on Agriculture and the Bali Ministerial Conference: What have Developing Countries Achieved – Issues and Concerns, Madras Law Journal (Lexis Nexis) (2014) 8 MLJ 101
  8. Book Review - Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law – Procedural Aspects and Implications’ by Eric de Brabandere (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Indian Journal of International Law (Springer) 2015, Vol. 55(4), 595-598

Chapters in Edited Books

  1. India: Establishment of Diplomatic and Consular Relations in Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia, Seokwoo Lee (ed.) (Brill Nijhoff, 2021) (forthcoming)
  2. India and International Dispute Settlement – Some Reflections on India’s Participation in International Courts and Tribunals in The Future of International Courts and Tribunals: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges, Avidan Kent, Nikos Skoutaris & Jamie Trinidad (eds.) (Routledge London, 2019)   
  3. Investor State Dispute Settlement in the 2016 Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: Does It Go Too Far? in International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia, Julien Chaisse and Luke Nottage (eds.) (Brill Nijhoff, 2018) pp. 579-611. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  4. Determination of Indirect Expropriation and Doctrine of Police Power in International Investment Law: A Critical Appraisal, in Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law: Modern Sovereignty, the Law and the Economics, Leila Choukroune (ed.) (Springer Nature 2016) (with Prabhash Ranjan)

Short Articles & Op-eds

  1. Vodafone v. India – End of a Saga?, The Wire (26 September 2020) 
  2. From Stürmer to Sudarshan: Indian Media should Realise Incitement of Hatred is a Crime, The Wire (16 Sep. 2020)
  3. Canadian Companies Can Now Face Litigation for Human Rights Abuses Abroad, The Wire, (10 Apr. 2020)
  4. Tracing the History, and Impact, of India’s Bilateral Investment Treaties, The Wire, (1 Jul. 2019) 
  5. Vedanta, IFC Judgements Give Fresh Ammunition For Those Seeking Environmental Justice, The Wire, (3 May 2019)    
  6. With ICJ Opinion on Chagos, Has the Sun Finally Set on the British Empire?, The Wire, (3 Mar. 2019)  
  7. Does Right to Information Apply to India’s Investment Treaty Arbitration Cases?, The Wire, (10 Oct. 2018)
  8. Vodafone versus India: BIT by BIT International Arbitration becomes Clearer, The Wire (17 May 2018) 
  9. Vodafone versus India: A BIT of Confusion, The Wire (12 Sept. 2017)
  10. Protecting the Rights of Tribals, The Hindu, (27 Feb. 2017) 
  11. Sharpening the fight against Tobacco, The Hindu, (15 Feb. 2017)
  12. More than a BIT of Protectionism, The Hindu, (14 Dec. 2016)
  13. Regulating Rampal Power Project Could Mean Trouble under India-Bangladesh BIT, The Wire, (11 Oct. 2016) 

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