The Team


Mohammad Umar
Founder
Umar earned graduate/postgraduate degrees from Hidayatulllah National Law University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has widely published in areas like technology transfer and TRIPS, regulation of fake news, illicit wildlife trade, trade and competition, trade and environment, UN Peacekeeping, gender and personal law etc. His areas of interest are – International Trade Law, Global IPR Regime, Religion and Law, TWAIL, Nuclear Governance, Space Law and International Environmental Law. Umar has also been invited to speak at several institutions of national and international repute and has organized a good number of conferences and symposiums. When free Umar likes to spend time with family, read philosophy, jurisprudence and poetry by Muhammad Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
Dr. Sahana Reddy
Founding Associate
Sahana is a Ph.D. in International Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her thesis was on “Child Soldiers and International Law: Quest for an Effective Regulatory Framework”. She has done her Masters in International Relations and M.Phil in International Law from JNU, New Delhi. At present, she is a Senior Research Fellow in Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bangalore. She has initiated her Post – Doctorate on “The Conundrum of Criminal Culpability of Juvenile Offenders: Reinvigorating International Juvenile Justice System”. She was a fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law, Hague, Netherlands and has done Public International Law course, 2013. She has presented papers at various national and International conferences. She has a special interest in International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, TWAIL and Feministic understanding of International Law. She has published articles on child rights, child soldiers, stateless persons and the silence of international law on gender issues. At present Sahana is working on the feminist perspective of International Law. She is interested in incorporating quantitative research in legal studies and experiments using different research methods in legal domain and test their efficacies. In her free time, she practices karate and plays Veena.
Niteesh Kumar Upadhyay
Founding Associate
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. He is the founder of knowledgesteez.com and has mentored several other endeavors. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of different journals like Journal of Comprehensive Legal Research, West Minster Law Review and Dibrugarh Law Journal, Youth Policy Journal (U.K). He received various 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).

Moumita Mandal
Founding Associate
Moumita is Research Scholar with graduate /post-graduate degrees from Kalyani University, National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has published her works in various areas of international law 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 International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Laws, Air & Space, International Environmental Law, International Economic and Trade Law. Moumita has also contributed as a Judge in Moot Court Competitions. Apart from academics, she has interest in painting, reading biographies and gardening.
Moses Raj GS
Moses is studying International Law at South Asian University, New Delhi. He has assisted senior advocates and argued on cases concerning labor, healthcare and constitutional law as public interest matters in the Supreme Court and High Court. He writes in the areas of democratization and degenderisation of international law and has presented and published papers at various international and national conferences. After graduating with an LL.B. from JSS Law College, Mysuru, Moses worked with 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. Prior to taking up law, Moses earned a B.A. in Journalism from St. Joseph’s, Bangalore and worked as a copywriter for advertising firms and has worked on several leading campaigns. In his free time, he relaxes listening to Indian and western classical music and is fond of fusion in dance and theatre.
Nizamuddin Ahmad Siddiqui
Nizam earned his law qualifications from Aligarh Muslim University and South Asian University, New Delhi and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, OP Jindal Global University. 
Nizam joined academics soon after finishing his Masters from SAU in August 2013. He was Assistant Professor of Law at WBNUJS, Kolkata (May 2014-July, 2017) where he taught Public International Law and its allied subjects. He also taught Public International Law and Constitutional Law of India at AMU 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 papers both nationally and internationally. He has represented India at the Belt and Road Law School Forum in Beijing (December 2017) and was also awarded scholarship by the Xiamen Academy of International Law, China to attend its Summer Course in International Law (June 2015).
Nizam has been actively involved with the E-Pathshala Project of the UGC where he has developed course contents for different courses for the online LLM programs. He has also published extensively in reputed journals of India, China and Malaysia in areas like international refugee law, arbitration and other critical areas of international law.
Neha
Neha studied English literature from 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. Presently she is pursuing PhD from The Indian Law Institute. She also worked as a 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 the poetry by Hafiz, Rumi and Khalil Gibran and the prose by Michael Ondaatje, Fernando Pessoa and J.R.R Tolkien.