Abhimanyu George Jain

Abhimanyu George JAIN

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, International Law
Areas of expertise
  • International law and armed conflict (jus ad bellum and jus in bello)
  • International criminal law
  • International human rights law
  • General principles of public international law
  • Theory and philosophy of international law
  • Dispute settlement
  • International investment law


Abhimanyu is a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute. His research, supervised by Professors Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, focusses on targeting in international humanitarian law. He is also a research associate with the LAWS & War Crimes research project and a visiting lecturer at the National Law School of India University and the Swiss School for International Relations. 

Abhimanyu has been admitted to the practice of law in India (advocate) and in England and Wales (solicitor). He has previously worked as a management consultant, as a corporate lawyer, and most recently, as a member of a counsel team representing the government of India in investment arbitration disputes. Abhimanyu holds degrees in law from the National Law School of India University and Georgetown University.


Selected Publications

  •  ‘Autonomous Cyber Capabilities and Individual Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes’, in Rain Liivoja and Ann Väljataga (eds), Autonomous Cyber Capabilities and International Law (NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence 2021) (forthcoming)
  • ‘Bangladesh and the Right of Remedial Secession’, in Jure Vidmar, Lea Raible and Sarah McGibbon (eds), Research Handbook on Secession (Elgar 2021) (forthcoming)
  • ‘Individualisation of IHL Through Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes and Some (Un)Intended Consequences’, in Dapo Akande and Jennifer Welsh (eds), The Individualisation of War (OUP 2021) (forthcoming) (co-author Paola Gaeta)
  • ‘The 2015 Indian Model BIT’ in Mahdev Mohan and Chester Brown (eds), The Asian Turn in Investment Arbitration (Cambridge University Press 2019) (forthcoming) (co-author)
  • Quarterly reports on Indian state practice relating to international law in the Indian Journal of International Law (2014-18)
  • ‘Case Note: Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile)’ (2015) 109 American Journal of International Law 379
  • ‘Universal Civil Jurisdiction in International Law’ (2015) 55 Indian Journal of International Law 209
  • ‘The 21st Century Atlantis: The International Law of Statehood and Climate Change-Induced Loss of Territory’ (2014) 50 Stanford Journal of International Law 1
  • ‘Rationalising International Law Rules on Self-Defence: The Pin-Prick Doctrine’ (2014) XII Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law 23
  • ‘“Economy of Use” in the 1997 UN Convention on Shared Watercourses: An Attempt at Elucidation’ (2014) 25 Colorado Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Review 125
  • Derivatives as a Test Case for International Financial Regulation Through the WTO’ (2014) 48 Journal of World Trade 135
  • ‘Interpreting the “Removal” Obligation in Article 7.8 of the WTO SCM Agreement’ (2013) 10 Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 402
  • ‘Consent to Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration: A Post-Roussalis Analysis’ [2013] International Arbitration Law Review 135