Upendra Baxi

Research Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick
Inequality Project Advisory Board

Professor Upendra Baxi is a lawyer and Professor of Law in Development at the University of Warwick.  Previously, he was a Professor of Law and Vice Chancellor at the University of Delhi.  He as also served as: Vice Chancellor, University of South Gujarat, Surat; Honorary Director (Research) of The Indian Law Institute; and President of the Indian Society of International Law. Professor Baxi graduated from Rajkot (Gujarat University), read law at the University of Bombay, and holds LLM degrees from University of Bombay and University of California at Berkeley, which also awarded him with a Doctorate in Juristic Sciences. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Law by the National Law School University of India, Bangalore, and the University of La Trobe, Melbourne.  He has taught various courses in law and science, comparative constitutionalism and social theory of human rights at Universities of Sydney, Duke University, The American University, the New York University Law School Global Law Program, and the University of Toronto.  His research interests include comparative constitutionalism, social theory of human rights, human rights responsibilities in corporate governance and business conduct, and materiality of globalization. He has supported social movements struggles for justice for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster for the past three decades.