Dr. Akhila Basalalli

Assistant Professor of Law


Affiliated Faculty, Ministry of Commerce Chair on International Trade Laws




  • Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M. Phil. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • LL.M. University of Mysore
  • B.A., LL.B. University of Mysore


Akhila has previously taught at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, CHRIST University, Bangalore, Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi, and CMR University, Bangalore. She has also delivered a series of lectures at the Institute of Military Law, New Delhi to the officers attending Judge Advocate Courses.

Her area of interest and research is Public International Law. Her doctoral thesis examines the implementation of international law in the Indian legal system, identifying the patterns of convergence and integration between them.

Akhila has presented many papers at Annual Conventions organised by the International Studies Association, USA with financial awards from ISA and ICSSR. She has co-edited a book on water laws and authored articles on water resource management and law. She has also published articles on Vachanas and the feminist movement, international rule of law, domestic courts and international law, third-world approaches and feminist approaches to international law.

Research Interests

Public International Law
Interface between international law and domestic law
Third world approaches to international law
Feminist approaches to international law
Water Law



  • Akhila Basalalli, Emerging Trends in Water Law and Management, 2022. (ISBN 978-93-5768-511-5) (co-edited with Prof. Ishwara Bhat) 

Journal Articles:

Book Chapters: 

  • Akhila Basalalli ‘Vachanas: A Relic of Feminist Movements and Women’s Rights’ (J. Shivaraj Patil, P. Ishwara Bhat and C. S. Patil eds.) 2022
  • Akhila B.G., ‘Effectiveness of the United Nations Trafficking Protocol 2000 in Combatting Human Trafficking: A Critical Analysis’ in Human Rights: Trafficking of Women and Children, Legal and Policy Framework, (Usha Tandon and Sidharth Luthra eds.) (2016) (ISBN 978-93-84961-67-1)
  • Akhila Basalalli ‘Karnataka’ in Groundwater Law and Mangement in India: From an Elitist to an Egalitarian Paradigm, 203 (Sarfarz Ahmed Khan, Tony George Puthucheril and Sanu Paul eds.) 2021 (ISBN. 978-981-16-2617-3) (co-authored)
  • Akhila Basalalli, ‘A Study of Kattas as Traditional Irrigation Systems in the Districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod’ Agricultural Water Governance: Sustainable Practices and Strategies, 1 (M. K. Ramesh and Sairam Bhat eds.) (2021) (ISBN 978-93-91111-06-9) (co-authored)

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