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About Centre


Private international law is a developing dimension of contemporary legal study and practice. This dynamic and evolving field of study, classically known as ‘Conflict of laws’ has a direct relevance to the judges, legal practitioners and policy makers who work with in broad spectrum of international and transnational laws. Diversity and complexity which are the main characteristics of contemporary private international law often involve melding questions on exercise of domestic Jurisdiction, Choice of Law governing the foreign transactions and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and decrees, which are distinctly decided by the domestic courts of law through application of different rules on substance and procedure.

The recent efforts in the international fora are evident where one witnesses the future development of transnational legal mechanism through advent of legal instruments which aims to modernize and harmonize laws to unify the diversified legal systems. The multi fractured legal systems poses challenges not only to the globalization where free movement of people, goods, services and trade is a norm but to the centric idea of justice, a touchstone to evaluate any law.

Vision and Mission

Embodying the principle to transform the field of study on Private International Law in India, GNLU Centre for Private International Law has been established in the year 2015 that seeks to promote the development of private international law. The centre is dedicated to provide platform for discussion of current issues in Private International Law. The centre advances this mission through high quality research and publications, courses and through events such as conferences, workshops, training programs and seminars aimed to develop expertise in this field. It seeks to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge amongst it’s stakeholders.

The Centre for Private International Law has a vision to engage various scholars, policy makers, professionals as well as student in relevant enquiries and dialogues for the development of the subject. It is created with an aim to encourage thoughtful discussion and document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues which arise in Private International Law.


GNLU Centre for Private International Law has been established with the following objectives:

  • To advance the knowledge on Indian Private International Law through the dissemination of top quality research and publication.
  • To contribute to the development of Indian Private International Law through advocating reforms in response to current challenges of globalization and building on the Center's tradition of excellence in private international law reform.
  • To serve as a meeting point for periodic information exchange between members of academia, Judiciary, policy makers, legal practitioners and social groups etc. for the development of Private International Law in India.
  • To provide high quality teaching in the field of private international law at all levels.
  • To contribute to collective research programs at both national and international levels.