ANKIT MALHOTRA PHOTOGRAPH_edited.jpg

Ankit Malhotra has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the Jindal School of International Affairs. During his Bachelor’s studies, Malhotra worked under Late Professor Dr. Nehghinpao Kipgen and read a co-authored Paper on India-China Rivalry in South Asia as the youngest speaker at the 26th International Political Science Association World Congress in July 2021. Malhotra was awarded Certificates of Excellence for Research and Publication conducted during his Bachelor’s Degree. Malhotra has also assisted Vice Dean, Law School, Professor Dr. Vesselin Popovski in the preparation of a Book Chapter on Rafale Lemkin for the book, ‘The Dawn of a Discipline’ published by Cambridge University Press in 2020 and joined Book Launch entitled, “Climate Change and the SDGs” as student interlocutor of Prof. Dr. Vesselin Popovski in 2022. As the youngest student participant, Malhotra has presented a paper entitled, “Role of International Organizations, State Responsibility and the Case of China” at the 49th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of International Law in 2020. In 2021, Malhotra prepared a paper and Poster on Peace Palace and its artifacts entitled, “Peace and Diversity: In Design and Spirit- An architectural study of the Peace Palace” for the International Conference on the Built Environment. As the youngest speaker at the White Trans-Caucasia Virtual Conference, Malhotra presented a Paper and PowerPoint Presentation on the “Immunity of Heads of State under International Criminal Law: Case of Al-Bashir” and “WHO, COVID-19, and International Law” for an elective Course entitled, WHO and International Law taught by Prof. Dr. Vesselin Popovski. Malhotra has also presented a Paper and Presentation entitled, “Peacebuilding, natural resource management and climate-related security risks” at the World Federation of United Nations Associations. In 2022, Malhotra presented a Paper entitled, “Peace through Law: Hymn for Humanity”: The paper reflected on the work of Sir Hersh Lauterpacht, Hans Kelsen, and others involved in the mission of Peace through Law, Poster entitled, “Activating Climate Change in the form of Ecocide” at for Fifth Undergraduate Research Conference at Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University and Presented Paper and Poster entitled, “Climate Change and Ecocide: India and International Law” at 2nd University Contest of Scientific Poster on the SDGs. Most recently Malhotra presented a co-authored paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Torture: India and International Law” at the International e-Conference on ‘The Convergence of International Law to National Law in the  Era of Globalization’ by VIT School of Law, Vellore Institute of Technology. On special invitation from the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill Malhotra presented a Paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Sinews of Peace: Churchill’s Fight for Human Rights” to the International Churchill Society. Discussants/ commentators included Mr. Gopal Subramanium and Dr. Zareer Masani. He also presented a Paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Ecocide as International Crime Bold Reform or Empty Rhetoric” at 2022 Oslo International Environmental Law Conference: The Transformative Power of Law: Addressing Global Environmental Challenges organised by IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law together with the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He also presented his paper at the 15th Polar Law Symposium on the premises of the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, and as a pre-event to the Arctic Circle Assembly. Paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Arctic: The Gathering Storm” on theme “The Interlink Between Security and Governance Within the Arctic”, Presented Paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “International Law and India's Constitutional Law: Exploring their Interactions” at The 11th Center for International Law Studies (CILS) Conference entitled, “Global Resilience, Recovery and Solidarity: The Role of International Law” and Presented Paper and PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Exploring the Boundaries of the WHO in the a Post-Pandemic Society” at London International Boundary Conference 2022. Organised by Volterra Fietta and King's College London. In June 2022, Malhotra was selected, on Full Scholarship, for the Summer Seminar entitled, “Populism and the New Foreign Relations Law: Between Public International Law, ‘External Public Law’, and Conflict of Laws” of The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg), (June 2022). Additionally, he was selected as a ILA Young Scholar for the 80th International Law Association Biennial Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Malhotra presented a Paper entitled, “Complicity and Conflict of Laws in International Family Law”. In July 2022, Malhotra attended the Public International Law Summer School and Directed Studies Program by The Hague Academy of International Law. In addition, he assisted Chair of the Drafting Committee, International Law Commission Professor Ki-Gab Park, Professor, School of Law Korea University, Republic of Korea at the 74th Session at the Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva.

 

Malhotra co-founded the Jindal Society of International Law which was launched on 18 November 2020 by Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, Jose Enrique Alvarez of New York University, along with the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Professors Dr. Vesselin Popovski and (Dr.) Mohan Kumar. Under Malhotra’s leadership, the Society has hosted international speakers from renowned foreign universities, members of the International Law Commission, international law firms, the United Nations, the Institute of International Law, the World Bank, and the Hague Academy of International Law. Since its inception, the Society has held 120 online lectures under his leadership and was awarded ‘Most Active Society- New Student Initiative’ on University Day, 2021. Malhotra was also awarded the Best Student Researcher Award on University Day, 2020, and 2021 and On Dean’s Dinner, 2022, awarded, Rank 1 in Outstanding Contribution to Academic Initiatives and in Outstanding All-Round Performance. On the 11th Convocation Ceremony, 7 August, 2022, Awarded Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Performance and Certificate for Outstanding Leadership. At SOAS, Malhotra was appointed as a Special Rapporteur for the International Law Masterclass designed to invite up to three speakers to present to the masterclass, on topics of their choice. Malhotra also speaks French and German with varying degrees of proficiency. Malhotra is currently serving as a Research Assistant to Chambers of Gopal Subramanium, former Solicitor General of India, and Senior Advocate. Malhotra directly assists Mr. Subramanium in the research of issues of comparative law, constitutional law, international arbitration, and dispute resolution. Malhotra is a member of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, American, Indian and European Societies of International Law, International Law Association, and a former Research Assistant at the International Law Commission. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the Jindal Society of International Law and their forthcoming Co-edited Book entitled, “Re-Imagining the International Legal Order”. The Preface for this book will be penned by Karim Khan KC, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, and the Foreword for this book will be penned by Judge Hillary Charlesworth.