I take great joy in writing on various aspects of international law, and make a concerted effort to write for general and policy audiences, besides a legal audience. I believe there is an even greater need currently to make international law accessible, and I write with this aim.
I have written for news outlets such as Al-Jazeera, Rappler, The Wire, The Print, The Hindu, Hindustan Times; and for legal publications & blogs such as ASIL Insights, Just Security, Dejusticia Global Rights blog, IntlawGrrls, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog, Human Rights Brief etc.
“India Take Heed, Lynchings are Crimes Against Humanity Under International Law”, 4 July 2019, The Wire [Link]
“Accountability for Flight MH17: A long and winding road…”, 21 June 2019, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute). [Link]
“A few thoughts on a career in International Law”, 4 March 2019, Column, Bar & Bench. [Link]
“Pulwama Attack: What India Can Learn from Mindanao in the Philippines”, 20 February 2019, Op-ed, The Wire. [Link]
“Extrajudicial killings: India’s long history of “fake encounters””, 29 January 2019, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute). [Link]
“The view from the outside: on India’s human rights record”, 18 January 2019, Op-ed, The Hindu. [Link]
“The high court verdict on 1984 riots is historic”, 21 December 2018, Op-ed, Hindustan Times. [Link]
“International justice: tackling impunity in Asia”, 29 November 2018, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute). [Link]
“ICC ruling on Rohingyas can impact India as well”, 19 September 2018, Op-ed, Hindustan Times. [Link]
“The African Union, the International Criminal Court, and the International Court of Justice: At the Fault Lines of International Accountability”, American Society of International Law Insights (Aug. 22, 2018). [Link]
“Rhetoric and reality: On the UNHRC and human rights”, 11 July 2018, Op-ed, The Hindu. [Link]
“ICC vs Myanmar: A unique opportunity for ensuring accountability”, 8 June 2018, Al Jazeera Opinion. [Link]
Gurmendi Dunkelberg, Ingber, Pillai & Pothelet, “UPDATE: Mapping States’ Reactions to the Syria Strikes of April 2018”, 7 May 2018, Just Security blog. [Link]
Gurmendi Dunkelberg, Ingber, Pillai & Pothelet, “Mapping States’ Reactions to the Syria Strikes of April 2018”, 22 April 2018, Just Security blog. [Link]
“Against colonization, India supports Mauritius vs Britain at ICJ”, 17 March 2018, South Asia Monitor (Society for Policy Studies). [Link]
“A gathering storm: on engaging with human rights laws”, 6 March 2018, Op-ed, The Hindu. [Link]
“Philippines’ extrajudicial killings in war on drugs now under international legal scrutiny”, 12 February 2018, The Print. [Link]
“International Law Does Not Allow India to Intervene in the Maldives”, 9 February 2018, The Wire. [Link]
“No nation can ignore the new global treaty pushed by Nobel-winning ICAN”, 9 October 2017, The Print. [Link]
Expert contributor, “Talk Point: Are the Rohingya Muslim refugees a security threat? Can India deport them?”, 8 September 2017, The Print. [Link]
“South Africa and the ICC: The Travails of ‘Enforcing’ International ‘Cooperation’”, 1 August 2017, The Wire. [Link]
“Challenges of Urban Warfare”, 8 July 2017, IntLawGrrls blog. [Link]
“Kulbhushan Jadhav Case at International Court of Justice is Not A Matter of Life And Death”, 18 June 2017, Outlook India. [Link]
“Renewing pathways to peace in the Philippines: International law and Amnesties”, 8 March 2017, Dejusticia Global Rights blog. [Link]
“India wants UN Security Council Seat But Runs Shy of International Criminal Court Facing Desertion”, 23 February 2017, Outlook India. [Link]
“The Report of the Philippine Transitional Justice & Reconciliation Commission: Amplifying the Voices of Women”, 30 March 2016, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog. [Link]
“Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace”, 13 February 2016, Rappler Philippines. [Link]
“The Need for a Genocide Law in India”, in Nainar & Uma (eds.), Pursuing Elusive Justice – Mass Crimes in India and Relevance of International Standards (Oxford University Press 2013), pp. 361 – 386.
“Opening Pandora’s Box: A New Era for Nuclear Weapon Proliferation?”, in Patel (ed.), India and International Law (Volume 2), (Koninklijke Brill N.V. 2008), pp. 99 – 130.
“A “Call to Arms”: A Gender Sensitive Approach to the Plight of Female Child Soldiers in International Law”, 15 No. 2 Human Rights Brief (2008) 23. [Link]
“Adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions”, American Society of International Law Insights (Oct. 1, 2008). [Link]
“The Case Concerning the Application of the Genocide Convention: Confusion or Clarity?”, 14 Australian International Law Journal (2007) 239 – 253.
“ICC exit to cut aid? Other issues may be more important to PH allies, says analyst”, Television interview with ABS-CBN News, 17 March 2019. [Link]
“Withdrawal will make ICC investigation of Philippines difficult – expert”, Interview with Rappler, 14 March 2019. [Link]
Television interview with CNBC-TV18 on POW status, 28 February 2019, Minutes 22.45 – 27.30. [Link]
Television interview with WION News on POW status, 28 February 2019, Minutes 7 to 23. [Link]
“A case for Abhinandan Varthaman: The Geneva Conventions on treatment and release of prisoners”, Interview with Bar & Bench, 27 February 2019. [Link]
“Q&A: How a legal challenge on Rohingya deportation could redefine the bounds of international justice”, 13 June 2018, Interview with The New Humanitarian. [Link]