Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan
Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan is an academician with extensive experience working in multiple academic institutions in various countries. Along with being the Professor and Dean at the School of Law, Ansal University, he is an Affiliate Expert with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. He is also acting as the pro bono coordinator and a visiting faculty for the International Criminal Justice program offered by the International Christian University at Kinshasa, Congo. His other present teaching engagements are visiting faculty for International Law at Foreign Service Institute under Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.
His former academic associations include Associate Director for Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at the Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA where he headed International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law research and policy initiatives. Prior to that, Prof. Rajan was heading the Academic Programs Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross for the South Asian countries and Iran. He has also worked as the Professor and Head at School of Law, ITM University Gurgaon and has taught law under University of Kerala at the initial period of his career. A Commonwealth Scholar, Prof. Rajan holds PhD, LLM in International Law, Mst. in Human Rights (Oxford) (expected), and a MBA in Personnel Management from NIPM.
He has lectured extensively on International Law topics at more than 45 institutions in ten countries including USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Iran and India. He holds the rare distinction of being the first Indian academician to be invited to deliver a lecture on International Criminal Law at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.
He has widely published and presented papers in conferences and seminars at national and international level. Some of his recentselected papers include; Principles of Laws of War in Ancient India and the concept of Controlled Conflicts, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Brill Nijhoff, Volume 5, Issue 1-2, 2014, pages 333 – 351; Domestication of International Criminal Law; International Criminal Tribunal A Case Study, the Indian Society of International Law Year Book on IHL and Refugee Law, 2014; Denial of Quarter in Cyber Warfare, AALCO Journal of International Law, Vol.3, Issue 2, 2014, pages 119-138; Arms Trade Treaty: A ray of hope to change the way world fights’ HPCR, Harvard University, March 2013; Shahbag‘Movement and the Mandatory Death Penalty for Alleged War Criminals in Bangladesh’ The International Crimes Tribunal revisited, HPCR, Harvard University, Feb 2013; The Concept and Evolution of International Criminal Law, The Academy Law Review, Volume XXIX Numbers 1&2, Nov 2005;
Some of Prof. Rajan’s selected recent outreach activities (paper presentations, invited lectures, seminars and workshops)includeinstitutions like Harvard University USA, International Criminal Court at The Hague, SIDA, Hornasand Sweden, International Bar Association, Criminal Law Conference at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Asian Law Institute Conference Malaysia, First Global Conference on Statelessness, The Hague, Asian Society of International Law, Regional Conference, Dhaka, International Peace Institute, New York, World Congress on International Law at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Mahidol University, Bangkok.