Eminent Law Professor Dr. VS Mani passes away
Professor V. S. Mani was the founder Director of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
He breathed his last around 12 pm at a private hospital in Thellakom following age-related ailments. He was 87.
Professor Mani, former Professor of International Space Law in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
He had authored/edited nine books and over 100 research articles, some published in international journals and books, including one published in a book on Essays in International Law published by the United Nations Office of the Legal Affairs.
In 2003, he had elected Executive President of the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. Professor Mani has had practical experience as well. He was Legal Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Nauru in 1981-83 and again in 1985-90.
Professor Mani was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law and Politics, Tokyo University (2000) and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (2001) and Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany (2003). He delivered the prestigious professorial lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands in August 2005. Only a few Indian scholars, like ICJ Judge Dr. Nagendra Singh, Professor R. P. Anand and Professor Upendra Baxi, have had this honour.