ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
(LAW)
NUJS


 
 



Dr. Sandeep Bhat B

Dr. Sandeep Bhat B

 

E-mail: sandeep_nls@yahoo.com

PHONE NUMBER:
03323350534 / 7379 / 0765 (Extn. 1180)

SCHOOL OR CENTER:
School of Public Law and Governance (SPLG)

BIO:

Dr. Bhat joined NUJS as Assistant Professor (Law) in 2007 after having worked as Lecturer at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and researching a major project on space law for ISRO. Currently, he is an Associate Professor (Law). Dr. Bhat has obtained LL.B. degree from Mangalore University by securing Third Rank and Gold Medal. He has completed Masters Degree with International Law and Business and Trade Law as specialisation from University of Mysore. He was the University topper and Gold Medallist for his LL.M. He has done his Ph.D. on 'The Legal Status of the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies - Implications of the Concept of Common Heritage of Mankind'. Dr. Bhat is also a member of the International Institute of Space Law, France.

DISTINCTIONS:

  1. Member, International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Paris, France. [From October 2005 - Till present]
  2. Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Air and Space Law

PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
  1. Space Law in the Era of Commercialization, Lucknow: Eastern Book Company, 2010. ISBN: 9788170129950.
  2. Outer Space Law: From Theory to Practice, Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-81-314-2453-7.
Articles:
International:
  1. 'Euthanasia Regime: A Comparative Analysis of Dutch and Indian Positions', International Journal of Law and Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2012, pp. 233 - 253. ISSN: 2278-3156.
  2. 'Legal Complexities of Funding Private Space Activities: The Cape Town System and the Way Ahead', Asian Journal of Air and Space Law, Vol. I, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 129 - 146. ISSN: 2250-1789.
  3. 'Inventions in Outer Space: Need for Reconsideration of the Patent Regime', Journal of Space Law (University of Mississippi) Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0095-7577.
  4. 'Anti-Satellite Missile Testing - A Challenge to Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty', Proceedings of the Fifty-first Colloquium on Law of Outer Space, 2009. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  5. 'Sustainable Space Development - Need for a Change in the Liability Regime', Proceedings of the Fiftieth Colloquium on Law of Outer Space, 2008, Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  6. 'UNIDROIT System of Asset Based Financing for Space Activities - Need to Plug the Loopholes', Proceedings of the Fiftieth Colloquium on Law of Outer Space, 2008, Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
National:
  1. 'Development of the Concept of Common Heritage of Mankind in Law of the Sea and the 1994 Death-Blow', Mysore University Law Journal, Vol. 1, March 2008, pp. 171 - 187.
  2. 'Space Technology and Law: Some Unresolved Questions', Delhi Law Review, Vol. XXVIII-XXIX, 2006-07, pp. 231 - 243.
  3. 'Struggle for Military Supremacy - Outer Space Victimised', in Rahmatullah Khan (ed.), Thirty sixth Annual Conference of Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi: Indian Society of International Law, 2007, pp. 166 - 188. Also published in Journal of Academy of Juridical Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2007, pp. 51 - 72.
  4. 'Move Towards a Guiding Principle in Exploring the Outer Space Resources', Karnataka Law Journal, February 2007 (1), Part 3, pp. 17 - 26.
  5. 'The Concept of Common Heritage of Mankind in the Governance of the Moon - An Insight into Article 11 of the Moon Agreement', Legal Opus, Issue 1, January 2007, pp. 92 - 107.
  6. 'Contribution of UN General Assembly Resolutions and Treaties in the Development of Space Law', Kare Law Journal, Issue I, November 2005, pp. 229 - 240.
  7. 'Intellectual Property Rights Regime in Outer Space', in Prof. J.S. Patil (ed.), Intellectual Property Rights - A Manual, Gulbarga: K. P. E. Society, 2005, pp. 51-57.

Book Review

  • Space Law: A Treatise' (Francis Lyall and Paul B. Larsen, Ashgate, 2009), Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy, 2009, pp. 417 - 423. ISBN: 978-81-9058528-6.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES/ CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

Papers Presented in the International Conferences:
  • 'National Space Legislation: Why and What?', International Conference on Contemporary Space Law Issues: A Focus on the Asia-Pacific Region, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, 24 June 2012.
  • 'Law Governing the Financing of Telecommunication Satellites: A Review of the Cape Town Convention', IISL-ISIL International Conference on the Law of Outer Space, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia, 6 & 7 June 2011.
  • 'Is this the Time for Us to Reconsider the Responsibility and Liability Regime Governing Private Space Activities?', Second International Conference on Current Developments in Air and Space Law, National Law University, Delhi, 13 & 14 November 2010.
  • 'Why Moratorium and Why Not Common Heritage of Mankind for the Exploitation of the Antarctica Mineral Resources?', Seventh International Conference on Legal Regimes of Sea, Antarctica, Air and Space, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, 15 - 17 January 2010.
  • 'Sustainable Space Development - Need for a Change in the Liability Regime', 50th International Colloquium on Law of Outer Space, 24 - 28 September 2007.
  • 'UNIDROIT System of Asset Based Financing for Space Activities - Need to Plug the Loopholes', 50th International Colloquium on Law of Outer Space, 24 - 28 September 2007.
Papers Presented in the National Conferences:
  • 'A Discourse on the Effectiveness of Fundamental Principles Relating to International River Water Sharing', UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Law Governing Interstate and International Water Disputes, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, 25 & 26 February 2012.
  • 'Legal Regime Governing Inventions in Outer Space', Aerospace Law Meet, 2009, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, 28 & 29 March 2009.
  • 'Interface between the Space Technology and Law', National Seminar on Science, Technology and Law - Problems and Perspectives, Vidyaverdhaka Law College, Mysore, 5 & 6 May 2007.
  • 'Struggle for Military Supremacy - Outer Space Victimised', Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, 24 & 25 March 2007.
  • 'Intellectual Property Rights Regime in Outer Space', National Seminar on New Developments in International Law, University of Madras, 21 & 22 February 2006.
Special Lectures:
  • 'Historical Evolution of Right to Information in India', Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Kolkata, 20 December 2012.
  • 'Lectures on Law of the Sea and International Trade Law', Institute for Civil Service Aspirants, Salt Lake, Kolkata, September 2012 (6 Hours).
  • 'Lectures on Public International Law', Institute for Civil Service Aspirants, Salt Lake, Kolkata, November - December 2011 (15 Hours).
  • 'World Trade Law: An Overview', Strategy Academy, Kolkata, 18 September 2010.
  • 'The Antarctica Mineral Resources Regime', Faculty Meeting, WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 08 September 2010.
  • 'Lectures on Public International Law', Institute for Civil Service Aspirants, Salt Lake, Kolkata, March - April 2010 (15 Hours).
  • 'Right to Information: A Constitutional Perspective', Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Kolkata, 09 December 2009 and 11 December 2009.
  • 'An Understanding of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade', Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kolkata, 29 November 2009.
  • 'Domain Names and Defective Software', G. R. Khare Law College, Goa. (3 February 2006)
  • 'Medical Ethics - An overview', G. R. Khare Law College, Goa. (3 February 2005)
  • 'International Commercial Arbitration', OHIO - Manipal University College of Business, Bangalore. (17 January 2005)
  • 'Medical law and Ethics', St. Joseph's Arts College, Bangalore. (Under the legal literacy program)
Conferences Attended:
  • IISL Space Law Conference 2005 on Bringing Space Benefits to the Asian Region, Bangalore, 26 - 29 June 2005. (International Conference)
  • Conference on Publicly Funded Patents and Technology Transfer: A Review of the Indian "Bayh Dole" Bill, The WB NUJS, Kolkata, 12 September 2009
  • Workshop for Law Teachers, Vidyavardhaka Law College, Mysore. (20 November 2005)
  • National seminar on Rights and Duties of Professional and Minority Educational Institutions, Department of studies in law, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, 21 March 2003.
  • National Seminar on Human Rights Prospects and Perspectives, Department of Studies in Law in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, September 2002.
  • National workshop on Water Quality Management, Department of studies in law, University of Mysore in association with National Law School of India University, Bangalore, March 2002 (Phase I) & August 2002 (Phase II).
  • National seminar on Human Rights Perspectives of Women, Tribals and Refugees, JSS Law College, Mysore, 10 & 11 November 2001.
Moot Court:
  • Judged the Asia-Pacific rounds of Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (21 - 23 June 2012) held at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
  • Judged the Bar Council of India International Law Moot Court Competition (9 - 12 February 2011) held at School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  • Acting as a judge for the 'Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition' (National Funding Round - Sponsored by ISRO) since 2005.

COURSES TAUGHT:

Post-Graduate Level [LL.M.]: Outer Space Law, International Aviation Law and International Trade Law

Under-Graduate Level [LL.B. (Hons)]: Outer Space Law, International Aviation Law, World Trade Law, Science Technology and Law, Administrative Law and International Law

Post-Graduate Diploma Level: Nuclear Law, Space Law and Medical Law and Ethics


RESEARCH WORK COMPLETED / CURRENTLY UNDERTAKEN:<
  • Major Research Project on 'Legal Regime on Asset Based Financing and Leasing of Mobile Equipment in Space and Protection of International Interests Thereof: Study With Reference to UNIDROIT Convention and its Draft Protocol from the Perspective of India'. (Sponsored by ISRO - 2 Years)
  • Major Research Project on 'Public Health Regulations and Their Enforcement'. (Sponsored by World Bank - 1 Year)

 


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