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Thursday, 26-April-2018

ANIRUDDH RAJPUT: First Indian Member of CIL

In a rare achievement, a 33-year-old Indian lawyer was elected to the ILC, bagging the highest votes in the Asia-Pacific group

Aniruddha Rajput is among the 34 lawyers elected by the UN General Assembly as members of the ILC. This commission is tasked with the progressive development of international law and its codification.
Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput has also came out as the youngest member of the Commission. He received the largest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group. He is also the first to get in the International Law Commission without being a part of the Foreign Ministry legal panel. Anirudhha is to commence his five-year term from January 2017 along with 34 other elected members at the commission.
The United Nation established the International Law Commission in 1947. The members of this commission are selected through five different geographical groups of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean and Eastern & Western Europe countries. In the Asia-Pacific group, Rajput collected the most, 160 votes in the secret ballot voting.
A practicing lawyer of Indian Supreme Court, he has been a student of  London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also been a member of the group constituted to study the Indian Model.