Indian professor brings expertise in humanitarian law to CUHK


Since 2015, CUHK and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have been collaborating to offer a visiting professorship programme to engage Indian scholars to teach and conduct research at the University. This year CUHK welcomes Prof. Sanoj Rajan, Dean of the School of Law from Ansal University in India, under the ICCR Visiting Professorship of Indian Studies Programme. Prof. Rajan is an international law and human rights scholar of global repute. Hosted by the Faculty of Law, he taught International Criminal Law to undergraduate students in the previous term and is currently teaching a postgraduate course on Research Methodologies. He also gave a public lecture on ‘Waging Wars without War: The Ancient Indian Practices of Laws of War’ in January 2018.


Apart from his engagement with the Faculty of Law, Prof. Rajan is active within the humanitarian networks in Hong Kong and has been invited to speak on a panel discussion by Médecins Sans Frontières. Currently, he is also working with the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) on a number of teaching and research initiatives in humanitarian law. These include delivering the Disaster and Humanitarian Seminar Series and designing a course on international humanitarian law.


Prof. Rajan is impressed with the research and teaching-learning process at CUHK. The conducive research environment at the University has supported him to complete his latest book ‘The Contemporary Refugee Crisis: A Legal Perspective’. He plans to continue his connection with CUHK in the future, including teaching in the Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response Summer Institute 2018 to be hosted by CCOUC.


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