Deepak Raju


Deepak Raju is a Senior Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, focusing on international trade disputes, investment arbitration and public international law. Deepak’s recent engagements include representing the State of Qatar in Saudi Arabia – Intellectual Property Rights, the only dispute to-date at the WTO where a complainant prevailed over a respondent’s invocation of the national security exception. Deepak also co-teaches a course on Settlement of International Disputes, at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Deepak obtained his LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge, in 2013.

Recently Published

Multi-Forum Strategies to Tackle Climate Change and Other Complex Problems: A Note from Practitioners

Introduction  Recently, EJIL and EJIL Talk! featured a spirited debate between Corina Heri and Alexander Zahar on the role of human rights law and human rights litigation in addressing climate change (here, here, and here).  To Heri, leveraging human rights law and human rights litigation to address issues related to climate change “is…

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Ukraine v Russia: A “Reverse Compliance” case on Genocide

Disputes before international courts and tribunals typically arise out of an allegation by one State that another State has violated international law. The State making the allegation takes the initiative to bring the dispute before an adjudicator. The new dispute initiated by Ukraine against Russia is novel in this respect, since Ukraine invokes the International Court of…

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Proposed EU Regulation to Address Third Country Coercion – What is Coercion?

The European Union (“EU”) is considering the adoption of a new “anti-coercion” instrument.  A proposal for the adoption of a “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of the Union and its Member States from Economic Coercion by Third Countries” (“Draft Regulation”) was published on 8 December 2021, and is currently under…

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