Designation: Assistant Professor
Mr. Shishir Tiwari is Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU). Prior to joining NEHU, he was Legal Consultant at the South Asian Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Mr. Tiwari holds Master Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Banaras Hindu University and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in International Law from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. He qualified UGC-NET in the year 2007 and was also holder of UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
His areas of research interest include International Law; International Environmental Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Criminal Law; International Migration Law; Cultural Heritage Law; and Law, Science and Technology. Currently, he is teaching Public International Law, Information Technology Law (Cyber Law); and Banking Law to the undergraduate students and International Environmental Law; and Refugee Law to the postgraduate students of the Department of Law, NEHU.
Mr. Tiwari has one book and 10 research articles to his credit. He has participated and presented research papers in more than 25 international & national conferences, seminars and workshops. He has also participated in the Advance International Humanitarian Law South Asian Academics Training (AISAAT) Programme in March 2014. Under the MHRD- UGC e-PG Pathshala Project (a project to develop e-content in 71 subjects at postgraduate level), he has contributed a module to the ‘International Human Rights Law’ paper of the ‘Law’ subject. As an organizing secretary, he has successfully organized one day National Seminar on ‘e-Governance, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security and Cyber Laws: Contemporary Issues and Challenges’, which was jointly organized by the Department of Law, NEHU and North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, Shillong. He has also co-ordinated two days programme on the ‘Dissemination on International Humanitarian Law’ for law students at the Department of Law, NEHU in collaboration with ICRC, Regional Delegation, New Delhi. He has spoken as resource person and panellist respectively at programmes organized by various institutions including National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam; Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla; Meghalaya State Judicial Academy; North Eastern Police Academy.
Mr. Tiwari is a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Asian Society of International Law. He is an Associate Member of the Indian Society of International Law. He is a Member of the Forum UNESCO-University and Heritage Network (FUUH) from September 2010 (This Forum has been created by UNESCO in 1995 and jointly managed by UNESCO and Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain). He is a member of the Executive Council of the All India Law Teachers Congress (AILTC). He is also a Core Committee Member of the Meghalaya Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural heritage (INTACH).
He has regularly been invited as Judge at various moot court competitions, notable among them are Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition (India Round) and Surana and Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Bi-annual refereed journal ‘National Journal of Comparative Law’.