Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)




  • LL.M (thesis) Air and Space Law, McGill University
  • LL.M (International Law), University of Kerala, 2012-2014
  • BA LL.B (Hons.), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, 2006-2011


Kiran Mohan Vazhapully is Senior Legal Officer at the Secretariat of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), an intergovernmental organisation based in New Delhi. He was an Erin J.C. Arsenault Graduate Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University. His areas of interest include international law, law of the sea, international institutional law, space law and space policy.



The Status of Jerusalem in International Law (AALCO, New Delhi), 2019 (co-author)
International Law in Cyberspace (AALCO, New Delhi), 2017 (co-author)

Article in Edited Books

“Hit and Run” in the Sky: International Liability for Damage Caused by Collision between Space Objects in the Light of the Recent Iridium-Cosmos Incident” in Space Law in the Era of Commercialisation, Dr. Sandeepa Bhat (ed.), Eastern Book Company (2010).

Published Papers

  • “Legal Implications of Proliferation of Orbital Debris in Outer Space”, AALCO Journal of International Law, Vol.5, 2016.
  • “Assertions in South China Sea: China’s Stance on International Law”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LI, No.7, February 13, 2016.
  • “Law of the Sea Tribunal and Dispute Resolution: Does the Jurisprudence Justify its Existence?”, RMLNLU Law Review, Vol. 2, 2010.
  • “Anti-satellite Missile Testing- A Challenge to Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty”, Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; also published in NUJS Law Review, Vol.2, No.2, 2009 (co-author).
  • “State Responsibility for the Acts of Non-State Entities: Nicaragua, Tadic and Beyond”, Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies (University of Central Missouri), Vol.8, Issue. 1, 2008.

Online Publications