Episode 2: Indian Digital Scenario with Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Founder and Publisher of Pratilipi
This episode features Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Founder and Publisher of Pratilipi, the largest Indian Language self publishing platform, currently publishing in eight languages. We ask him what inspired him to take this path and his journey of Pratilipi.
Advocate, Supreme Court of India Member, United Nations International Law Commission (2017-2021)
Dr. Aniruddha Rajput is a Member of the UN International Law Commission (2017-21). He was the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee for the 69th Session of the ILC in 2017. He was elected to the UN International Law Commission in 2016 with the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific Group. He has recently joined Withers' Public International Law and International Arbitration Groups as a consultant at London.
His areas of expertise are general international law, dispute resolution, boundary disputes, law of the sea, international investment law and international trade law. He has advised governments on proceedings before the International Court of Justice, private clients on proceedings under the Alien Tort Claims Act before the US Courts, and human rights and other public international law litigation in the Supreme Court of India. Dr. Rajput is a highly respected specialist in public international law disputes and investor-state arbitrations.
He has taught courses in international law at several Universities and presently serves as a member of the Board of Studies of the South Asian University created by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. He was a member of the Study Group Constituted by the Law Commission of India on the 2015 Draft Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty and a member of the 5th Haryana State Finance Commission constituted under Article 243 I and Y of the Constitution of India. His recent book 'Protection of Foreign Investment in India and Investment Treaty Arbitration' was published by Kluwer International. During 2017, he was a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Berlin Potsdam Research Group International Rule of Law -Rise or Decline? based at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Manuj is a young International Advocate pursuing masters in Public Policy & Human Development at United Nations University and is currently based in The Hague. He is the Founder & Managing Partner of BSM Legal Advisors & Strategy Consultants LLP which is an emerging international legal advisory, strategy consultancy and investment solutions firm. His areas of expertise are Foreign Policy, Governance, Climate Change, International Trade & Investment Law, International IPR Law and Human Rights. He is also the Indian Representative of Commonwealth Youth Human Rights & Democracy Network at The Commonwealth Secretariat. Manuj is the Co-Chair of The India-UK Legal Exchange Programme. He is the recipient of "Youth Icon of India 2016" and "Best Global Young Entrepreneur 2015" awards; he has been a speaker in various international & national conferences and was the youngest member of the Commonwealth diplomatic election observer mission to Sierra Leone in March 2018.