Editorial Board

Managing Editor

Pranjali Kanel

Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Pranjali Kanel is a BA LLB candidate at Kathmandu School of Law. An International Law and Human Rights Law enthusiast, she was part of the team that won the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2020 to represent Nepal in Washington DC. She is also the recipient of the Kathmandu Dialogue Fellow Award 2019 and currently holds the position of Executive Board Member of the Kathmandu Dialogue Alumni Association. She currently works as Research Intern at Kathmandu School of Law.

Editors

Saramsha Aryal

Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Saramsha Aryal is a 2nd Year B.A.LL.B Law student currently studying in Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal. She is an enthusiast learner and has interest in speaking and writing. Her articles have been also been published in the National Daily and she was recently a part of Jean Pictet, 34th edition.

Disha Tulsyan

Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

Disha Tulsyan is a fourth-year law student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India. She has a penchant for research and writing, with a keen interest in the fields of Constitutional Law, Corporate Laws, International Law and Intellectual Property Rights. She believes that you must be the change you wish to see. Apart from mooting, she spends her time reading and honing her writing skills. According to her, initiative, hard work and passion is what sets one apart.

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Matteo Mastracci

Koç University, Turkey

Matteo Mastracci is Ph.D. Researcher at Koç University. His main research interests include International Law and Comparative Constitutionalism. He holds a master’s degree in law from University of Teramo (Teramo, Italy), an LL.M. degree in International Criminal Law and Corporate Crimes from LUISS School of Law (Rome, Italy) and an LL.M. degree in Public International Law and Human Rights from Riga Graduate School of Law (Riga, Latvia).

Sanchit Singh

Vivekananda Institue of Professional Studies, Indraprastha University (IPU) Delhi, India

Sanchit Singh is a 3rd year law student pursuing his under graduation at Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies, Delhi (India). He holds keen interest in the studies of Constitutional Law and Comparative Politics & International Relations. He is currently associated with an initiative that works in partnership with the European Parliament, Strasbourg in promoting dialogue and combating extremism.

Begümhan İdikut Şimşir

Turkish German University, Turkey

Begümhan İdikut Şimşir is a law student at Turkish German University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is a frequent mooter, Pictetist and a member of the Themis Court Simulations’ Academic Team. Her main research areas are international public law, the law of armed conflict and human rights. She is currently working as a national researcher for ELSA’s Balkans Legal Research Group on water law.

Arzoo Karki

Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Ms Arzoo Karki is pursuing her Final year of BA.LLB course from Kathmandu School of Law. She has been working as a program coordinator of Amnesty International Fusion Youth Network since 2018. She has also worked as an Intern at Supreme Court of Nepal. She holds a diploma with grade (A+) in Economic Social and Development rights from 13th iteration of the KSL’s flagship ESDR winter school. She has represented her institution & won several International Moot Court Competitions. She was also a participant of 19th Human Right Summer School and recipient of Justice K.M. Subhan Best Mooter award.

Jagrit Chawla

Fairfield Institue of Management and Techology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

Jagrit Chawla is from India and is currently pursuing B.B.A LL.B from Fairfield School of Law. He has numerous accomplishments including Moot Court, Paper Writing and Presentation. He has also represented India at Kathmandu Dialogue for the upliftment of South Asian Countries.

Vaishnavi Chaudhry

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India

Vaishnavi Chaudhry is a second year law student from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India. She is deeply interested in the field of International Human Rights Law and wishes to pursue a career in the same. She is a contributor for IntLawGrrls- a blog run by women on topics pertaining to international law. She has previously written for the LSE centre for human rights blog.

Emma Baumann

Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada

Emma is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. She served as Senior Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. She has experience as a research assistant for professors in constitutional, international, and Indigenous law, as well as interdisciplinary studies in international law and film. She also participated in the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. Emma has always had a passion for international and human rights law. She hopes to think critically about these ever changing fields and specific issues affecting the South Asian region in her editorial role.

Giovannina Sutherland Condorelli

University of Chile, Chile

Giovannina Sutherland Condorelli is Bachelor in Humanities and Social Sciences and Law Student at the University of Chile. She investigates legal-Antarctic topics into the international law after she had aprobed her thesis about “Antarctica and Common Heritage of Mankind: legal unviability and geopolitical challenges”. She’s also a student member of the ALADAA Chile and studies the Chinese culture and politics. Speaks spanish as native, english in advanced level and mandarin chinese in an intermediate level.

Layal Alghoozi

University of Glasgow, Scottland

Layal is a Bahraini law postgraduate at the University of Glasgow, having obtained an LLB at Newcastle University. Her interests lie in human rights, armed conflict, and counter-terrorism. She believes good ethics and a moral code will get you far in life. She is yet to see if this is true.

Gayathri D.Naik

SOAS University of London, England

Gayathri D.Naik is a Commonwealth Scholar and PhD Candidate at the School of Law, SOAS University of London. She completed BAL.LLB with University First Rank from Govt Law College Ernakulam, LLM with First Position and Gold Medal from South Asian University, and MPA from IGNOU. She is a member of Law Development and Environment Centre, SOAS University of London and IUCN-World Commission on Environmental Law. Her research areas include Water Law and Justice, International Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Tort Law and Human Rights Law.

Shradha Khanal

Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Shradha Khanal is a fourth-year law student at Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal. She has a keen interest in Public International Law, International Relations ,Criminal Justice, and she aspires to work in these fields. She is also a Local Coordinator for Student For Liberty in South Asia. Her greatest ambition is to write a book and play as many musical instruments as possible.

Aryan Kashyap

Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India

He is a Legal Blogger and an aspiring Legal Entrepreneur who can solve your Socio-legal issues for free, with his organisation- The Legal Crusade. His Vision is to inspire and develop the world with his little experiences every day. He believes he has the power to change the world. Loving and respecting everybody is a win for him.

Arafat Ibnul Bashar

University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Arafat Ibnul Bashar is a student of LL.M in Department of Law, University of Chittagong, situated in the port city of Chattogram in Bangladesh. He is an accomplished mooter, with numerous awards in moot court competitions under his belt and was part of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, 2020 Bangladesh National Round Runners-Up team. He served as the Executive Editor of SCLS Law Review; a student edited open-access law journal, from 2017 to 2019. Being a passionate researcher, Arafat writes regularly on contemporary legal issues in newspapers and other platforms.

Wong Man Huen (Natalie)

Durham University, United Kingdom

Natalie Wong is currently a second-year law student at Durham University in the United Kingdom. Passionate about the human rights issues in Hong Kong, her hometown, she has recently joined a student-run organization called the Hong Kong International Alliance as a translator and an editor. Keen on legal research and legal editing, she is one of the sixteen mentees of the first UPeksha Mentorship Programme organized by UPeksha Education, an education consultancy. Natalie aspires to be a human rights lawyer and has successfully secured an internship at Patricia Ho & Associates in Hong Kong.

Mahbubur Nazmi

Lund University, Sweden

Mahbubur Nazmi is a legal professional with seven years of project management experience in the field of rule of law. Currently, he is doing masters in Sociology of Law at Lund University. Before coming to Sweden, he worked as Project Officer-Justice Reform and Junior Expert-Prison Reform with an international bilateral organization in Bangladesh. Academically, Nazmi is a Law graduate with an LL.M. He also holds a diploma in Human Rights & Legal Aid along with masters in Victimology & Restorative Justice. His area of interest includes legal and policy research, and evidence-based advocacy.

Visalaakshi Annamalai

Mahidol University, Thailand | Tamil Nadu National Law University, India

Visalaakshi Annamalai is an early career researcher and is currently working with the UNHCR in India. Prior to this, she was an Intern with the ILO’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN Programme based in Bangkok, Thailand. She holds a double degree in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the Tamil Nadu National Law University, India and a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization from Mahidol University, Thailand. She was also the recipient of the EIUC-APMA Scholarship for the year 2018-2019.

George Maxwell

University of Warwick, England

George Maxwell is a first-class honours, Philosophy, Politics and Economics student in his final year at the University of Warwick. He has a strong international focus, with experience studying in three countries and working in Canada, India, France, Mongolia and the UK in a variety of industries. His research interest covers Human Rights and Immigration Law as well as poverty-alleviation through the study of the Global Political Economy.

Aman Kumar

South Asian University, India

Aman Kumar is a LL.M. candidate at the South Asian University, New Delhi. 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 AsianJIL. His area of interest includes International Criminal Law, TWAIL, History of International Law. Prior to joining asia blogs, he had been student editor of three law journals. He also runs his own international law blog (Indian Blog of International Law).