Assistant Professor of Law, NLUJAA

Mr. Chiradeep Basak

B.A.LL.B (Gold Medalist)

LL.M. (National Law School of India University, Bangalore)

Ph.D (pursuing - National Law School of India University, Bangalore)

UGC-NET (2013)

E-mail ID: chiradeep@nluassam .ac .in

Ph. No.: +91-361-2738891 (Office) Ext: 549

Mr. Chiradeep Basak

After completing his Master of Laws from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), he joined Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA) Chair on Urban Poor & the Law & Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research & Advocacy (CEERA), NLSIU as Research Officer in 2013. He bagged the Best Graduating Student Gold Medal, for his overall performance in B.A.LL.B (Hons.). He was awarded a Research Fellowship under the auspices of MHUPA in 2012 and cleared UGC-NET in 2013. He was re- designated as Assistant Professor of Law at NLSIU in 2014. He has interned as Teaching Assistant at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2012. He was involved in several Enviro-Legal Research Projects under the auspices of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C & University Grant Commission. He was assistant editor of CEERA's Journal of Environmental Law, Policy & Development and faculty at NLSIU's Distance Education Department. He has also organized and participated in several capacity building programs, seminars, workshops, consultations & International Summer School for Nordic students at Law School.
He is an Eramus Mundus (European Union- India) Networking and Mobility Actions for Sustainable Technology and Environment in India Fellow. He has visited Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands as a visiting faculty during June, 2016.
He is pursuing his doctoral studies at NLSIU, Bangalore and certificate course on specialized streams at Indian Law Institute, Delhi. His research interests include Environmental Law and International Human Rights Law. He has several publications in International and National Journals/Monograph Chapter. He has also presented his research findings in quite a few discussion forums.
Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of Law at NLU, Assam. He is also the Coordinator of NLU, Assam's Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR). He holds diploma in percussion and painting. He enjoys cycling, cardio training and cooking. In his free time, he watches multilingual movies of different genres and reads graphic novels of Marvel/Detective Comics (DC).

Total teaching experience:
Research experience (2013-present)
Teaching experience (2014-present)

Subjects taught: Environmental Law, Law of Evidence, Research Methodology, Law of Seas, Air and Space Law, Human Rights Law, Short Term Certificate Course on Arms Trade Treaty

Area of specialization: Human Rights Law, Environmental Law

Publications:

• C. Basak, Global Warfare v. Global Environment: an approach to set off Warfare Environmental Responsibility into Humanitarian Law with Athirtyeight Law Journal of International Law 2013 (ISSN 2277--9361);
• C. Basak, The clé de voûte of Child Rights with Lex Warrier Law Journal 2013 (ISSN 2319-8338);
• C. Basak, The budding dimension of Nanotechnology and its environmental angle National Law School of India University’s Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy Newsletter Article 2013 (ISSN 0974-7044);
• C. Basak, “National Litigation Policy: Another endeavour to rein in pendency”, International Journal of Law and Policy Review 2013 (ISSN 2278-3156);
• C. Basak, “Where Have They Gone? A Relative Study Of The Missing Aboriginal Women Of Canada And Missing Rural Women Of India ”, Journal for Centre of Social Justice Vol. 1 Issue 1 2013 (ISSN 2249 – 1430);
• C. Basak, Book Review of Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law by Jorge E. Viñuales National Law School of India University?s Journal on Environmental Law. Policy and Development Issue 2 2015 (ISSN 2348 7046);
• C. Basak, Effects of Pluviculture and other Emerging Geoengineering Techniques- A Brief Overview of Anthropocene and its Legal Dimension, CEERA March of the Environmental Law (ISSN 0974-7044);
• C. Basak, Shades of Climate Diplomacy and India’s Promise, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam’s Lex Terra: Environmental Newsletter (ISSN 2455-0965);
• C. Basak, Ending Rural Hunger by 2030: An Effective Action Plan for Food & Nutrition Security, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam’s Lex Terra: Environmental Newsletter (ISSN 2455-0965)

Chapter in books

•  C. Basak, Seeds-Farmers-Food Security-GMOs: the Quadrangle for Hunger Games (ISBN 9789382395584) book on Food Security, Centre for Food Security and Agro- economy, GNLU, Gujarat 2013;
•  C. Basak, Gun Widows of North-East India, Seminar Proceedings Book titled, Changing Role of Indian Women in the Contemporary Society: Issues and Perspectives (ISBN 97881926685146)

Other Open Access Publications
•  C. Basak,  “A Relative Study between Charter Based and Treaty Based Human Rights Bodies”, Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest, Public International Law eJournal, Vol. 7, No. 101: Aug 8, 2012;
• C. Basak, “Legality over Drone Attacks from the Facet of International Humanitarian Law”, Public International Law ejournal 2012.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Courses (participated or organised)
• Presented paper on “Evolving Capacities, Adult centrism and Neurological Aspects of Child Rights at WBNUJS, Legal Aid Society’s National Conference on Child Rights (March 1st-3rd, 2013);
• Presented paper in One day National Consultation Workshop on “Sensitization & Orientation on the Model Property Rights to Slum Dwellers” on March 27th, 2013 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore;
• Presented paper in One Day Strategy session on the “Implementation of Laws concerning the Urban Poor” on March 28th, 2013 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore;
• Presented A comprehensive water law proposal for the State of Karnataka on behalf of Commons Cell, National Law School of India University to the Honourable Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Belgaum, Karnataka , 2013;
• Presented paper on Protection of Child from Cyberbullying: a critical appraisal of Legal vacuum in India for Advanced Centre for Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics National Seminar on Cyber Security & Cyber Laws Issues & Concerns (December, 2014)
• Presented a paper titled, “Global Arms Dynamics and Arms Trade Treaty: Hope for Utopia” in a National Conclave on Public International Law, Legal Research and Publication, jointly organized by National Law University, Assam and LexisNexis, New Delhi on February 27, 2016;
• Presented a paper titled, “Climate Justice and India: The Way Forward” during a Two Day Symposium on Evolving a Strategic International and National Climate Change Arrangement, which was organized by Centre for Environmental Law, National Law University, Assam;
• Organized One Day Workshop on Legislative Drafting of Assam Inland Water Transport Regulatory Authority Act, in collaboration with Inland Water Transport, Govt. of Assam and World Bank in August 2017 at NLU Assam;
• Rendered research assistance in International Workshop on Legal Issues relating to service delivery in Informal settlements on June 25, 2013, organized by World Bank and National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
• Participated as a delegate in The National Seminar on “The Place of Imprisonment in the Criminal Justice System” held at National Law School of India University, Bangalore on 12th January, 2013- organized in collaboration with Penal Reform International, UK, Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration and Penal Reform and Justice Administration;
• Participated, Organized  and  rendered  research  assistance  in  One  Week  Training Program for Indian Forest Services Officers from 2ndDecember- 6thDecember,2013 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore;
• Participated, Organized and rendered research assistance in Three Days Training Program for NTPC Officers from 28thJanuary- 30thJanuary, 2014 at National LawSchool of India University, Bangalore;
• Participated in Two Day Capacity Building of Police Officers on Child Related Laws from 21st August- 22nd August, 2015 at National Law University, Assam;
• Participated in the Two Day State Level Consultation on POCSO Act, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on September 4-5, 2015;
• Participated in the Capacity Buidling of Police Officers on Child related laws, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on September 18-19, 2015;
• Participated in the Capacity Buidling of Police Officers on Child related laws, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on September 26-27, 2015;
• Participated in the National Conference on Protection of Child Rights in Tea Plantations of India with a particular reference to the implementation of The Plantation Labour Act, 1951, organized by National Law University, Assam in collaboration with Department of Labour and Employment, Government of Assam ans supported by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Ethical Tea Partnership on November 14-15, 2015;
• Participated in the Capacity Buidling of Police Officers (GRP) on Child related laws, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on December 10-11, 2015;
• Participated in the Capacity Buidling of Police Officers (GRP) on Child related laws, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on December 16-17, 2015;
• Participated in theRegional Workshop on Child Rights for Law Students, organized by UNICEF, Office for Assam and Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam on April 30, 2016;
• Participated in the One Day Workshop Programme on Administrative and Financial Management of University, organized by National Law University, Assam on November 26, 2016;
• Participated in The Capacity Building Programme on Wildlife Crime and Protection of Endangered Wildlife in North-East India, on November 13, 2016.

Other Accomplishment
•  Erasmus Mundus Namaste Fellowship- Teaching Mobility at University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2016;
•  Received Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Fellowship in December, 2012;
•  Pursued Five- Day Master Trainers’ Training Program titled, “Strengthening Human Resources, Legal Frameworks, and Institutional Capacities to Implement the Nagoya Protocol” under the aegis of UNDP-GEF, National Biodiveristy Authority and National Law School of India University, Bangalore (12th February 2018- 16th February 2018);
• Pursued University Grant Commission Human Resource Development Centre Orientation Program at Gauhati University during June 2018;
•  Member, World Council on Environmental Law, IUCN (2016-present)

Administrative Responsibilities
Current Responsibilities
Co-ordinator, Centre for Environmental Law and Natural Resources Management Law
Member, Academic Council
Member Representative, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute
Previous Responsibilities
Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Committee
Faculty Advisor, Literary and Debating Committee
Member, Academic Committee
Faculty Warden, Boys Hostel

Research Projects undertaken
•  Coordinator, Legislative Drafting Research Project for World Bank- Inland Water Transport, Government of Assam to constitute Assam Inland Water Transport Regulatory Authority- 2017- SUBMITTED;
•  UNDP-GEF, National Biodiversity Authority, Govt. of India sponsored Research Project for Strengthening Human Resources, Legal Frameworks and Institutional Capacities to Implement the Nagoya Protocol (Global Access and Benefit Sharing), in collaboration with Centre for Environmental Education, Research and Advocacy, National Law School of India University, Bangalore- ONGOING