Ninth Lecture Series by Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law

The lecture will be on the topic, "Re-Imagining International Organizations: Trends in State Practice in the Middle East and North Africa" by Mr. Siraj Khan.

Jindal Society of International Law, in pursuance of fostering fruitful conversations on international law, is delighted to present and host the Fall Lecture Series of 2021, titled 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'.

The lecture on ‘Existing Legal Limits to the Use of the Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes' is the ninth lecture in this twenty-three part lecture series, which is being held from August to November 2021.

About Jindal Society of International Law

The Jindal Society of International Law is a student-led initiative under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of United Nations of Jindal Global Law School, and the guidance of Faculty Coordinator Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski. Founded in 2020, this Society is an initiative to provide a platform to young international law enthusiasts.

The purpose of this Society is to increase student interaction with the subject matter of International Law through its various initiatives. Rather than being primarily research-driven, we intend to offer a host of experiences that contribute towards skill-building, thereby increasing the knowledge database available to students.

This Society is an attempt to bridge the lacuna by streamlining resources and inculcating an overall interest in the vast expanses of International Law. We aim to provide a space to young international law enthusiasts to nurture their interest in the field.

About the Lecture Series 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'

Our Fall Lecture Series of 2021, 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law', builds upon the introduction given on internationalism and international law by the concluded Spring Lecture Series, titled ‘Future of Internationalism and International Law’. The Fall Series endeavours to study the different contours of international law. To assist in this study, the speakers will cover and address their respective areas of expertise, based upon their years of research and practice. Given the vast ecosystem and the engagement of international law in it, the Society aims to study the fragmentation and fertilizations of the various disciplines in this ecosystem.

The lowest common denominator in this Fall Lecture Series is to enhance and provide a deeper understanding of international law through international lawyers. The Society, for its Members, is a well of knowledge and a quorum of thought-provoking discussions, which will be resultant of this engagement with experts aimed at exploring the ecosystem of international law.

About the Lecture

The ninth lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series is on the topic ‘Re-Imagining International Organizations: Trends in State Practice in the Middle East and North Africa'. The distinguished speaker for this lecture is Mr. Siraj Khan.

About the Speaker

Mr. Siraj Khan is a graduate in Law (2006) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 (Inns of Court School of Law; the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London). He holds a Masters degree in International Law (Bristol, UK) and a Research Masters' in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh. In 2011, he was appointed as a Board Member at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission by Scotland's Minister for Justice, the Rt. Honourable Kenny MacAskill.

Mr. Khan is currently Head of Projects for Jordan and Libya and Research Fellow (Middle East and North Africa) at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, heading the Foundation's projects in Jordan and Libya. He has extensive experience of working on constitutional law, international law and Islamic law across the MENA region, including in Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine and several years' experience of working on constitutional and legal transition processes in post-conflict states in the MENA region. He has also provided expertise on matters of constitutional law, public international law and Islamic law to various State bodies, international organizations and NGOs.

Mr. Khan is currently reading for his Ph.D at the University of Tübingen on the processes and challenges of the codification of Islamic law in Muslim-majority countries. Mr. Khan also received training in traditional Islamic law and Islamic legal methodology and has advised on matters related to Islamic law to the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom, the Immigration Tribunals, the High Court of England and Wales and the Scottish Judiciary.

The lecture will be hosted online on Zoom and will also be simultaneously live streamed on YouTube on 17th September, 2021 (Friday) at 17:00 IST Onwards.

The registration link provides for all the necessary information regarding this.


Ankit Malhotra, Co-Founder and President of Jindal Society of International Law.

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