Dr Rishi Gulati

Dr Rishi Gulati

LSE Fellow

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.23
English, Hindi
Key Expertise
Public & private international law, international litigation & arbitration

About me

Rishi Gulati is a LSE Fellow in Law. He has a PHD from King’s College London which he undertook as a Dickson Poon Scholar of Law. His doctoral thesis, Securing a Fair Trial Against International Organisations: A Private International Law Perspective, introducing for the first time the concept of a regulatory arbitrage in the governance of international organisations, shows how private international law techniques can be used to address this arbitrage and at the same time balance competing but legitimate values. Rishi also has an Advanced Masters in Public International Law from Leiden University and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University. He has previously been a Judge’s Associate at the Federal Court of Australia, laureate Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and has worked at the Australian Attorney General’s Department advising and representing the Australian Government on a range of international law issues, including international commercial and trade law. Rishi is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, Australia. He represents clients before numerous national and international courts. Rishi’s present academic projects concern work on a Nuffield funded project on the right to a fair trial in international law (with Philippa Webb and Amal Clooney); and he is the co-editor of The Elgar Companion on the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) (forthcoming). Rishi has undertaken research stays at the Max Planck Institute for Public and International Law and the Berlin Potsdam Research Group / KFG - The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?. He has presented his work at several leading institutions and is often asked to contribute to the print and electronic media. 

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Research Interests

  • international organisations law
  • national security law
  • nationality law
  • international trade and commercial law
  • human rights
  • international litigation



Rishi Gulati, Thomas John and Ben Kohler (eds), Elgar Companion on the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) (forthcoming)


  • 'Guaranteeing the independence of the judges of a Multilateral Investment Court: A must for building the Court’s credibility', Columbia FDI Perspectives No. 262 (2019) (with Nikos Lavranos)
  • ‘An International Administrative Procedural Law of Fair Trial: Reality or Rhetoric?’, 21 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (2018) 210-270
  • ‘The "One Belt, One Road" Strategy - The Role of Private International Law in Combatting and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Standards Transnationally’ in Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit and Sai Ramani Garimella (eds), China's One Belt One Road Initiative and Private International Law (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
  • ‘International Counter-Terrorism Regulation and Citizenship Stripping Laws’, 23 Journal of Conflict & Security Law (2018) 203-228 (with Dana Burchardt)
  • ‘Review of Abdelaziz Megzari, The Internal Justice of the United Nations: A Critical History 1945-2015’, 86 British Yearbook of International Law (2017) 210–214
  • ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2013-2014’, 32 Australian Year Book of International Law (2015) 533-560 (with Andrew Lu and Thinesh Thillainadarajah)
  • ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2009¬2012’ (2014), 31 Australian Year Book of International Law (2014) 421-459 (with Andrew Lu, Thomas John and Thinesh Thillainadarajah) 
  • ‘The Relevance of Nationality in the Age of Google, Skype and Facebook’, in Kim Rubenstein and Mark Nolan (eds), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalized World, Cambridge University Press (2014), 542-567
  • ‘Resolving Dual and Multiple Nationality Disputes in a Globalized World’, 28 Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (2014), 27-45
  • 'Sunset Clauses in Australian Anti-Terror Laws', Adelaide Law Review (2013) 307-333 (with Nicola McGarrity and George Williams)
  • ‘The 26/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Application of the Laws of Armed Conflict’, 10 ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law (2012) 91-113
  • ‘The 26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Assessing Pakistan’s Responsibility in International Law’, 51 Indian Journal of International Law (2011), 321-363
  • ‘The Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the United Nations’, 15 Max Plank Yearbook of United Nations Law (2011), 489-538


  • Headnote and Commentary on the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Oxio International Organisations Database
  • Headnote and Commentary on the Specialized Agencies Convention, Oxio International Organisations Database
  • Headnote and Commentary on de Merode v The World Bank, Oxio International Organisations Database

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