Sai Sathyanarayanan Venkatesh, LLM

Managing Editor

Project Activities

Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB), South Sudan

Other Activities and Research Interests

International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Refugee Law, Transitional Justice, Public international Law, Critical Legal Studies 

Professional and Academic Background

Since 10/2021 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

9/2020 – 9/2021 Thematic Editor, International Review of the Red Cross, ICRC (Switzerland)

9/2019 – 9/2020 Associate, International Review of the Red Cross, ICRC (Switzerland)

9/2018 – 9/2021 Editor, International Organizations Law Review

2018 – 2019 Masters of Law (LLM) in advanced studies of Public International Law with a specialisation in International Criminal Law, at Leiden University (The Netherlands)

3/2019 – 6/2019 Student Researcher, Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (The Netherlands)

1/2018 – 2/2018 Research Intern, South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (India)

12/2017 – 1/2018 Legal Intern, Human Rights Law Network (India)

11/2017 Legal Intern, Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (India)

6/2017 Summer School Diploma, International Trade Law & Policy from the Centre for WTO Studies (India)

6/2016 Summer School Diploma, Washington College of Law, American University (USA)

2013 – 2018   Dual degree Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Law (with Honors), SASTRA University (India)

Publications
  • “Legality of Autonomous Weapons Systems and their implications on existing IHL principles (approached through the New Haven School of International Legal Theory)”, Groningen Journal of International Law, July 2019, Volume 7 Issue 1
  • “The nexus between ‘development’ and positive rights- Study of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, South Asian Journal of Law and Human Rights, January 2018
  • “Judicial Enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Comparison of theory and practical implementation of such rights”, Commonwealth Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, November 2017
  • “Immunity of International Organizations- Immunity being used as a ‘shield of defence’ against judicial enforcement: The case of the World Bank”, The World Journal on Juristic Polity, May 2017