Eklavya Vasudev

Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation | evasudev at iihs dot ac dot in

2016  LLM, International Law, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
2013  LLB, Law, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
2009  BA Honors in Political Science, University of Delhi



Countries: India, USA
States: Delhi, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
Cities: Delhi, Allahabad, Ranchi, Indore
Languages: English, Hindi, Sindhi

Eklavya Vasudev began his career as National Coordinator of the Right to Food Campaign Secretariat at New Delhi providing research and administrative support to Prof Jean Dreze. After completing his law degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi he worked at Lawyers Collective under Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, where he litigated and wrote extensively on laws on domestic violence and sexual harassment at the workplace. He worked at the Delhi High Court as Judicial Law Clerk to Justice S Muralidhar while he was on the Arbitration bench. He then pursued his LLM focusing on International Health and Environment Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC.


In the US, Eklavya clerked with the American Bar Association on the Death Penalty Project. Post LLM he worked as Graduate Research Associate at the O’ Neill Institute of Global Health Law on law surrounding non-communicable diseases and the intersections between climate change and health. Upon his return to India, he worked as counsel at the Chambers of Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium where he focused on Constitutional Law matters. Prior to joining IIHS, Eklavya was consulting with several law firms and has contributed research support to World Bank projects. His core interest areas are in urban issues like health, discrimination, environment and climate change.


At IIHS, Eklavya provides legal and regulatory support on key areas pertaining to urbanisation and human settlements.

Book/Book chapters 

  • Contributed to World Bank. (2019). Compendium of international and national legal frameworks on domestic violence. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group.
  • Contributed to World Bank. (2018). Women, Business and the Law. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group. https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648- 1252-1
  • Contributed to DPIR. (2016). Delhi penalty India report. New Delhi: National Law University.
  • Vasudev, E. (2014). Labour law. In Indira, J. (Ed.), Law on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace. New Delhi, India : Universal Book Publishing Co.


Other Writing  

  • Vasudev, E., (2019, March 29). Prioritising housing needs of slum-dwellers is not only a moral imperative but now a legal one. The Indian Express. Retrieved from https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/their-right-to-the-city-delhi-high-court-slums-basti-5647797/
  • Vasudev, E. (2017). Privacy is a natural right. Live Mint. Retrieved from: https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/U6vbHXXINR79z5FMrtFNWM/Privacy-is-a-natural-right.html