Dr. Bimal Patel
Director and Professor of Public International Law, Gujarat National Law University, India
Dr. Bimal Patel is Director and Professor of Public International Law at Gujarat National Law University. He was appointed a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India from 2015 to 2018. He is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board, the Financial Sector Regulatory Appointments Search Committee to the Government of India, and the Selection Committee of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Dr. Patel received a doctorate in International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands and an additional PhD in International Law and Governance from Jaipur National University in India. He earned his LLM in International Law from Leiden University and his Masters of International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. His current research interests are in International Courts and Tribunals, Law of the Sea and maritime laws, international law and organisations, state practice on international law, foreign policy and public-private partnership in legal education. He is also the Chief Editor of the Developing World Review on Trade and Competition; Journal of Law, Development and Politics, GNLU Law Review and Gujarat Law Journal.