About R.P.Anand (Profile)

R. P. Anand (1933 to 2011) was one of the pioneers of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), and is widely recognized and respected as a spokesman of the Third World views on the subject.  He was Professor Emeritus in the Centre of International Legal Studies (CILS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Professor Anand retired from the University in 1998 after being there for nearly 33 years as Professor and Head of the Division. During this period generations of scholars at the CILS benefitted not only from his scholarly writings and passionate teaching, but also from his benign parental guidance. 

In a career spanning nearly five decades, Anand authored or edited over 20 books, and published more than 100 articles in professional journals all over the world.  He was an elected member of the prestigious Instuit de Droit International, the Vice-President of the Asian Society of International Law and the President of the Indian Society of International Law. Anand was the recipient of a number of awards and honors, visiting scholar for several institutes of higher learning around the world.  He was a Lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law, UGC National Lecturer in Law (India) and also served as legal consultant to the UN Secretary General on Law of the Sea.