B. S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School (1995-96) and Law Fellow, University of York, Canada (1993). He has been teaching international economic law for the last twenty years. His other areas of interest are international legal theory and international refugee law. But for the past many years his principal interest has been in bringing together a group of like minded scholars from the third world to challenge Western dominance in the field of international law.

His publications include International Commodity Agreements: A Legal Study (1987), International Law and World Order: A Critique of Contemporary Approaches (1993) and International Refugee Law: A Reader (2000). He is an Executive Editor of the Indian Journal of International Law and one of the editors of The Third World and International Law (to be launched in March this year).

Prof. B S Chimni
International Legal Studies Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India.
Fax: 91-11- 619 8234 or 91-11-616 5886
bschimni@hotmail.com