The Team

Mohammad Umar (Ph.D.)

Founder Advisor

Umar is a Ph.D. in international wildlife law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has published in areas like- global IP regime, regulation of fake news, transnational wildlife trade, gender in personal law etc. Umar has been invited to speak at several institutions including, among others- London School of Economics and Political Science, Hidayatullah National Law University, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia and Indian Society of International Law. He has written for prominent Indian media houses like The Indian Express, The Wire, Firstpost etc. and has also reviewed articles for reputed international journals. Presently, Umar teaches law at Bennett University where he is Co-Investigator in the research project concerning access to copyrighted works for visually impaired persons. When free, he likes to spend time with family, read philosophy, jurisprudence and poetry by Muhammad Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

Sahana Reddy (Ph.D.)

Founding Associate

Sahana is a Ph.D. in international law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She serves as the Head of Research in Sir M.Vishveshvarayya Economic Research Centre, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry. An ex- fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law, Sahana has presented at various national and international conferences. She has a special interest in human rights law, humanitarian law, TWAIL and feminist understanding of international law. She has published articles on child rights, child soldiers, stateless persons and the silence of international law on gender issues.
In her free time, Sahana practices karate and plays Veena.
Niteesh Kumar Upadhyay (Ph.D.)

Niteesh has done his LL.M. from WBNUJS, Kolkata and has presented papers at several prestigious seminars and conferences. Along with this, he has conducted several workshops. He has published widely and is also gifted with a knack for innovative initiatives. Niteesh also happens to be the founder of and has mentored several other legal startups. He is the member in Editorial Boards of several coveted journals and has received various several scholarships in past including GAJE (Turkey), ILEC (New York), HAGUE Academy (Netherlands), GAJE Mexico etc. He has also received several awards such as Social Change Maker (2015), Young Humanitarian Award (2017) and Youth for Human Rights Award (2017).
Nizamuddin Ahmad Siddiqui

Currently, on the last legs of his doctorate from the OP Jindal Global University, Nizam joined academics soon after finishing his Masters from SAARC University in 2013. He was an Assistant Professor of Law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences where he taught Public International Law and allied subjects. He also taught Public International Law and Constitutional Law of India at Aligarh Muslim University from August 2013-May 2014). Nizam has been awarded the prestigious V.K. Krishna Menon Memorial Gold Medal by the Indian Society of International Law and South Asian University Scholarship. He has presented and published both nationally and internationally. He has represented India at the Belt and Road Law School Forum in Beijing (December 2017) and was also awarded a scholarship by the Xiamen Academy of International Law, China to attend the Summer Course in International Law.
Moumita Mandal (Ph.D.)

Moumita is a Ph.D. in International Law from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and, is also a post-graduate from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. Currently teaching law at Sharda University in India, Moumita has published in areas like- internally displaced women, States ‘ apology, history of international economic law, wastage of drinking water, international dispute settlement, and so on. Her areas of interest include human rights law, humanitarian law, criminal laws, environmental law and international economic law. Moumita has also contributed as a judge in reputed Moot Court Competitions. Beyond academics, she has an interest in painting, reading biographies and gardening.

Moses Raj GS

Moses is a post-graduate in International Law from the South Asian University, New Delhi. Presently he works as an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s School of Law, Bangalore. Before this, Moses assisted senior advocates and argued on cases concerning labor, healthcare and constitutional law. He writes in the areas of democratization and degenderisation of international law and has widely presented and published papers. Moses also worked with the Department of Policy Studies, TERI University as a researcher and served as a Foreign Policy Fellow in the area of Energy Security while focusing on nuclear law at Jindal School of International Affairs. In his free time, he relaxes listening to Indian and western classical music and is fond of fusion in dance and theatre.
Neha Chauhan (Ph.D.)

Neha studied English literature at the University of Delhi. Thereafter she went on to earn her advanced degrees from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and the Indian Law Institute. A Ph.D. from The Indian Law Institute, Neha works as a Senior Policy Officer at the Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi
. Earlier, she worked as a consultant to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and as Legislative Researcher at the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India where her work profile pertained to research, drafting of reports and assisting the Members of Parliament. Neha has published in various national and international journals and is an avid reader also. She enjoys poetry by Hafiz, Rumi and Khalil Gibran and prose by Michael Ondaatje, Fernando Pessoa and J.R.R Tolkien.