- Coupright Page
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law
- Regional Organizations
- Asia in the History and Theory of International Law
- Regional Peace and Security
- Human Rights
- International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
- International Environmental Law
- Law of the Sea and Asian States
- International Economic Law and Asia
- International Dispute Settlement
- South Korea
- The Philippines
- Viet Nam
- Sri Lanka
- Central Asian States
- South Pacific Island States
- New Zealand
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines international law in India, offering an overview of India’s engagement with international law in the colonial and postcolonial periods. Whether it is the fact of the East India Company becoming an empire, or British India becoming an original member of both the League of Nations and the United Nations, India’s relationship with international law has been somewhat unusual. The review in this chapter encompasses the following sub-themes: the development of international law in the colonial era, 1600–1947; the place of international law in the Constitution of India 1949; the approach of Indian courts to international law, 1950–2017; and India’s multilevel engagement and contribution to international law, 1947–2017.
BS Chimni is Professor of International Law at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
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