The book “The State Practice of India and the Development of International Law: Dynamic Interplay between Foreign Policy and Jurisprudence” is authored by Prof (Dr) Bimal N. Patel.
Bimal N. Patel, PhD (Leiden), PhD (Jaipur), LLM (Leiden) is Director and Professor of Public International Law at Gujarat National Law University, India. He is the author and editor of works on international courts and tribunals, law of the sea and maritime law, state practice and international law, international organizations and arms control and disarmament.
Published by Brill / Nijhoff under Asia Law Series, the book provides a critical analysis of India’s state practice in law of the sea, refugee law, human rights, environmental law, disarmament, UN Reforms, and International Court of Justice, and the development of international law. Providing insight into the historical evolution of Indian state practice from pre-1945 period through the 21st century, the work meticulously and systematically examines the interpretation and execution of international law by national legislative, executive and judicial organs individually as well as collectively in these areas.
The book is meant for all interested in public international law, relations between foreign policy, jurisprudence, legal history and international law, international relations and studies on India in general.
The analysis demonstrates India’s ambitions as a rising global power and emerging role in shaping international affairs, and convincingly argues how India will continue to resist and prevent consolidation of Euro-American centric influence of international law in areas of her political, economic and culture influence.