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Editors' Introduction: India and International Law in the Periphery Series

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 February 2010


This is the third issue of the Periphery Series of the Leiden Journal of International Law. The first two were dedicated to the works of the Chilean jurist Alejandro Álvarez and the Nigerian international lawyer Taslim Olawale Elias – two scholars from regions conventionally cast as ‘peripheral’ to the discipline's metropolitan ‘centre’. This issue takes a somewhat different perspective by focusing on a country (or subcontinent) as a whole. Its primary questions concern the way in which Indian scholars have imagined, shaped, and reshaped international law; the manner in which India's domestic system has received international law; and the ways in which India has been projected by the international legal system.

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1 See (2006) 19 LJIL 875; (2008) 21 LJIL 289.

2 See R. P. Anand, ‘The Formation of International Organizations and India: A Historical Study’, in this issue.

3 See V. G. Hegde, ‘Indian Courts and International Law’, in this issue.

4 B. S. Chimni, ‘International Law Scholarship in Post-colonial India: Coping with Dualism’, in this issue, at 49.