Associate Professor
B.A.L., LL.B, LL.M., M.Phil., Ph.D.

PG Certificate in Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education
PG Diploma in French,
PG Diploma in IRPM and LW

Benarji Chakka graduated from Andhra University, with B.A.L, LL.B, and LL.M from School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS) London, and M. Phil., and Ph. D., in international law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He also completed Postgraduate Certificate Course in Learning, Teaching and Research in Higher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in French Language, Literature and Culture from National Law University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland. He has also got PG Diploma in Industrial Relation Personal Management and Labour Welfare.

He was British Chevening Scholar at SOAS in 2015-16. Prior to this he worked as Associate Professor of Law and Registrar at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Lecturer at School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway and worked as Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation for South Asia, New Delhi, India and also worked as Research Associate at the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL). He published several research articles and three books in the field of international humanitarian law and international aviation and space law. He presented several research papers in national and international conference and workshop; he has been invited by various UGC Academic Staff colleges in India to deliver lecturers in the UGC Refresher and Orientation Programmes. He also associated as a judge with Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition for Asia-Pacific Round and also Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition at South Asia. Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competitions; Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition in India and South Asia Region. Price Media Law Moot Programme organised by University of Oxford. He participated as Researcher at the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations in 2015 at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Courses Teaching:

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Aviation Law and Space Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law


Areas of Research:

  • Public International Law
  • International Aviation and Space Law
  • International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law
  • Transnational Organized Crime and Money Laundering
  • International Criminal Tribunals
  • Human Rights and Business
  • International Law of Maritime Piracy
  • Law, Development and Globalisation
  • Colonialism and International Law
  • Transitional Justice