The Council for International Relations and International Law is a student run organisation at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. We promote scholarship and interest in the fields of international law, international relations, and foreign policy. To this end, we organize periodic lectures, symposia, and study circles.
The Envoy is our blog. We publish articles that provide insightful commentary on topics or developments relevant to international law, international relations, or foreign policy. The format of publication prioritizes brevity and speed, allowing for a timely discussion on topics of current relevance. These articles are intended to be of use to academics, practitioners, and anyone else who wishes to keep abreast of the latest or the most important issues in these fields.
Editorial Board (CIRIL 2018-19)
Currently a fifth year student at NLSIU, Bhavesh has been a finalist at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2018 and a quarter-finalist at the OxPrice Media Law Moot Court Programme. He has shown a keen interest in public international law since his participation in MUNs in school and his participation in Jessup since his second year. His areas of interest include nuclear security, conflict studies and state responsibility.
A fifth year student at NLSIU, Nicky founded the NLS Queer Alliance, a support group to bridge the gap between queer people and allies and to promote an accepting environment on campus. Winner of the prestigious KK Luthra Moot Court Competition, 2015; He was also a part of the team that won the award for all round excellence at the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2016-17. Having reached the post-break rounds in other competitions like the Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition, his wide exposure to International Law and International Relations has led to a keen interest in the same.
Aditya is a third year student at NLSIU and is the founding Editor of ‘Law School Policy Review’, launched in 2018 as well as the Editor at ‘Socio-Legal Review’ at NLSIU. Author at ‘Critical Twenties’ and a regular contributor to FirstPost, Quint and The Wire; He has participated in the International Criminal Court Moot and has been a member of Indian Youth Delegation to the People’s Republic of China.
Apart from his keen interest in International Relations and International Law, Mohnish has also been the Convener of The Law and Technology Society at NLSIU. He was a part of the team which won the Warsaw Negotiation Rounds in 2016 where they were not only the youngest ever team to win, but were also the only team from India to have won in the competition’s history. He was also a finalist in the Mediation segment of CDRC Vienna, 2017. He has represented NLSIU in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2016-17 and has reached the semi-finals of the GNLU International Moot Court Competition on International Trade Law & the WTO. He has also been an Editor on the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Working Paper Series 2016-17 and an Editor on the Indian Journal of Law and Technology from 2015-2017.
Daksh has participated in the world rounds of the Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot and the RML International Media Law Moot. He has worked with the Harvard Policy Research and Institution program on the analysis of the Mid-day meal scheme in India. As a member of the Indian Youth Delegation to People’s Republic of China, he has engaged with Chinese diplomats on the future of Indo-China relations at Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai.
Nikita, a fifth year student at NLSIU, has many achievements to her credit. She has been a Finalist at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and a member of the winning team at the CDRC, Vienna 2018. She is also the Deputy Chief Editor of the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) and a member of the Academic Support Program at college. She is also a team leader at the ‘Increasing Diversity by Increasing Awareness’ (IDIA), which works to increase diversity in National Law schools by making them accessible to people from marginalised communities.
Vrishank is currently a second year student at NLSIU. He has been a Quarter-Finalist at the HNLU Moot Court Competition, 2018 and the winner of the ILS Novice Debate, 2018. Aside from his stellar debating skills, he is also the Founding Editor of the ‘Law School Policy Review’, where he writes engagingly on the areas of International Law and International Relations.
Anoushka has graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in Politics and International Relations and is now a student of the Masters in Public Policy programme at NLSIU. She has been a part of the International Relations Scholastic Conclave core committee for three consecutive years and has managed top profile scholars and diplomats such as FS Jaishankar and Dr. Shashi Tharoor. She has interned at the Ministry of External Affairs under Joint Secretary, GV Srinivas, in the Eurasia Division and has worked with a think tank on International Relations and Development for over six months.
An Avid backpacker, Binit has had a keen interest in foreign policy and geo-economics, and co-founded the ‘Law School Policy Review’ to constantly write on the same. His mooting experience has helped him develop expertise in International Law, Space Law and Humanitarian Law. He is currently in his third year at NLSIU and envisages a career in the Indian Foreign Service.
A Second year student at NLSIU, Prannv shows a keen interest in International Economic developmental policy, Constitutional rights and South Asian solidarity. He is an Editor of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law. He was a part of ‘UNFPA’s Global Training of Trainers of Youth and Peace-building’ and has taken up a project for starting a comprehensive dialogue on peace-building between youth from India and Pakistan, in collaboration with Youth for Peace International. He has been an avid MUN participant since his school days and is also the co-founder of the ‘Law School Policy Review’.
A first year student at NLSIU, Vidisha is enthusiastic about learning more about International Relations and her areas of interest include study of organized crime groups across the world and International Human Rights Law. She has been a part of the Europe Meets India (EUMIND) Student Exchange Programme, 2015, to Helmond, Netherlands, the Editor of the Indian delegation of the EUMIND eJournal project. She has organized MUNs and public speaking workshops for school students.
Kasvi is a first year student at NLSIU and an MUN enthusiast. She has been a part of Student Exchange Programme in collaboration with Hojene Skole, 2017, to Aalborg, Denmark. Proficient in Mandarin HSK Level 1 and 2, certified by the Chinese Government; Kasvi shows a keen interest in learning about India’s Foreign Policy.
Ankit is currently in his first year at NLSIU and has a arsenal of MUN experience up his sleeve. He has won prestigious MUNs like the Harvard Model United Nations, 2016 and his exposure to International Law has resulted in a keen interest to research more on the same. His areas of interest include International Human Rights Law and Public Policy.