Rishi Gulati


Barrister

Admitted:
18 Feb 2011
Bar:
30 Apr 2015
Location:
Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Dr Rishi Gulati is an international lawyer practicing in public and private international law. He has a PhD from King’s College London; Advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University. Rishi performs advisory work and regularly appears before international and national courts in a broad range of international and transnational disputes. These include inter-state disputes, international trade, investment and commercial disputes, human rights cases, as well as international administrative disputes (including international civil service cases). Rishi has represented or advised clients before the internal justice systems of several international organisations, including the UN, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, EBRD, IMF, ICC, OPCW, UNICEF, etc. He has also appeared in human rights cases before the UN Human Rights Committee and the Committee Against Torture. He regularly consults and is advising a UN Specialized Agency on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions in the sphere of international aviation. Rishi has taught at the London School of Economics, King’s College London, and the University of New South Wales, lecturing in international dispute resolution, public international law, private international law, international organisations law, international investment law, and international human rights law.

Selected cases

  • Committee against Torture, Communication No. 701/2015. Decision adopted by the Committee at its sixtieth session (18 April – 12 May 2017) dated 22 May 2017

Interviews

Landmark case in Melbourne to set legal precedent for returning foreign fighters (ABC RN, 17 December 2015) Debate over new border force (Sky News, 2 July 2015) Proposed changes to citizenship laws (ABC News 24, 24 June 2015) Terror law changes to be unveiled (Sky News, 23 June 2015)

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Rishi Gulati, International Organisations and Access to Justice (CUP, 2021) (forthcoming)

Rishi Gulati, Thomas John and Ben Kohle Conundrum of International Organisations Immunitiesr (eds), Elgar Companion on the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2020) (forthcoming)

Book chapters and journal articles

Rishi Gulati, ‘Judicial Independence at International Courts and Tribunals: Lessons Drawn from the Experiences of the International Court of Justice and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation’ in Eric de Brabandere (ED), Comparative Procedure in Interstate Litigation (CUP, 2020)

Rishi Gulati, ‘International Arbitration in Claims against International Organisations’, Vol 3, AIIB Yearbook of International Law (BRILL, Nijhof, 2020)

Rishi Gulati, ‘Guaranteeing the independence of the judges of the Multilateral Investment Court: A must for building the court’s credibility’, Columbia FDI Perspectives (2019) (with Nikos Lavranos)

Rishi Gulati, ‘An International Administrative Procedural Law of Fair Trial: Reality or Rhetoric?’, 21 Max Planck Yearbook of United  Nations Law (2018) 210-270

Rishi Gulati, ‘The "One Belt, One Road" Strategy - The Role of Private International Law in Combatting and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Standards Transnationally’ in Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit and Sai Ramani Garimella (eds), China's One Belt One Road Initiative and Private International Law (Taylor & Francis, 2018) (with Thomas John)

Rishi Gulati, ‘International Counter-Terrorism Regulation and Citizenship Stripping Laws’, 23 Journal of Conflict & Security Law (2018) 203-228 (with Dana Burchardt)

Rishi Gulati, ‘Review of Abdelaziz Megzari, The Internal Justice of the United Nations: A Critical History 1945-2015’, 86 British Yearbook of International Law (2017) 210–214

Rishi Gulati, ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2013-2014’, 32 Australian Year Book of International Law (2015) 533-560 (with Andrew Lu and Thinesh Thillainadarajah))

Rishi Gulati, ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2009¬2012’ (2014), 31 Australian Year Book of International Law (2014) 421-459 (with Andrew Lu, Thomas John and Thinesh Thillainadarajah)

Rishi Gulati, ‘The Relevance of Nationality in the Age of Google, Skype and Facebook’, in Kim Rubenstein and Mark Nolan (eds), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalized World, Cambridge University Press (2014), 542-567

Rishi Gulati, ‘Resolving Dual and Multiple Nationality Disputes in a Globalized World’, 28 Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (2014), 27-45

Rishi Gulati,'Sunset Clauses in Australian Anti-Terror Laws', Adelaide Law Review (2013) 307-333 (with Nicola McGarrity and George Williams)

Rishi Gulati, ‘The 26/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Application of the Laws of Armed Conflict’, 10 ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law (2012) 91-113

Rishi Gulati, ‘The 26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Assessing Pakistan’s Responsibility in International Law’, 51 Indian Journal of International Law (2011), 321-363

Rishi Gulati, ‘The Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the United Nations’, 15 Max Plank Yearbook of United Nations Law (2011), 489-538

Other Publications

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Oxio International Organisations Database

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on the Specialized Agencies Convention, Oxio International Organisations Database

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on de Merode v The World Bank, Oxio International Organisations Database

Short Publications

Conflict of Law.net The SHAPE v Supreme Litigation: The Interaction of Public and Private International Law Jurisdictional Rules 2020, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2020/the-shape-v-supreme-litigation-the-interaction-of-public-and-private-international-law-jurisdictional-rules/?print=print

Conflict of Laws, The Shape v Supreme Litigation, 2020, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2019/regulating-international-organisations-what-role-for-private-international-lahttp://conflictoflaws.net/2020/the-shape-v-supreme-litigation-the-interaction-of-public-and-private-international-law-jurisdictional-rules/?print=print

LSE Brexit Blog, Global Britain? Replacing the EU with the Commonwealth is fanciful, 2019, available at, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/06/18/global-britain-replacing-the-eu-with-enhanced-cooperation-at-the-commonwealth-is-not-a-viable-option/

Conflict of Laws, Regulating International Organisations: What Role for Private International Law?, 2019, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2019/regulating-international-organisations-what-role-for-private-international-law/

LSE South Asia Blog (crossposted at Ilawyer), The India-Pakistan situation: What role can international law play?, 2019, available at, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2019/03/07/the-india-pakistan-situation-what-role-can-international-law-play/

Opiniojuris, The Immunities of International Organisations: The End of Impunity?, 2019, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2019/03/01/the-immunities-of-international-organisations-the-end-of-impunity/

Opiniojuris, The Conundrum of International Organisations Immunities: Jam et al v International Finance Corporation (Part 1 of 2), 2017, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2017/07/10/the-conundrum-of-international-organisations-immunities-jam-et-al-v-international-finance-corporation-part-1-of-2/

Opiniojuris, The Conundrum of International Organisations Immunities: Jam et al v International Finance Corporation (Part 2 of 2), 2017, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2017/07/11/the-conundrum-of-international-organisations-immunities-jam-et-al-v-international-finance-corporation-part-2-of-2/

Australian Outlook, World Leaders Stranded by Trump Travel Bans, 2017, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/world-leaders-stranded-by-trump-travel-bans/

ILawyer, Iraqi Civilians v. Ministry of Defence: Denial of Justice in Cases Involving International Torts, 2017, available at, http://ilawyerblog.com/iraqi-civilians-v-ministry-defence-denial-justice-cases-involving-international-torts/

Australian Institute of International Affairs, Stripping Citizenship from Terrorists: A Misguided Tool to Ensure National Security, 2015, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/stripping-citizenship-from-terrorists-a-misguided-tool-to-ensure-national-security//

Australian Outlook, International Pressure the Key to Citizenship for the Rohingya, 2015, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/international-pressure-the-key-to-citizenship-for-the-rohingya/

ILawyer, Whistleblower Protection at the UN: Reasons for Despair or Hope?, 2015, available at, http://ilawyerblog.com/whistleblower-protection-un-reasons-despair-hope/

Opiniojuris, The Anders Kompass Case–A Moment of Opportunity for the UN Internal Justice System, 2015, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2015/05/15/guest-post-the-anders-kompass-case-a-moment-of-opportunity-for-the-un-internal-justice-system/

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Dr Rishi Gulati is an international lawyer practicing in public and private international law. He has a PhD from King’s College London; Advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University. Rishi performs advisory work and regularly appears before international and national courts in a broad range of international and transnational disputes. These include inter-state disputes, international trade, investment and commercial disputes, human rights cases, as well as international administrative disputes (including international civil service cases). Rishi has represented or advised clients before the internal justice systems of several international organisations, including the UN, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, EBRD, IMF, ICC, OPCW, UNICEF, etc. He has also appeared in human rights cases before the UN Human Rights Committee and the Committee Against Torture. He regularly consults and is advising a UN Specialized Agency on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions in the sphere of international aviation. Rishi has taught at the London School of Economics, King’s College London, and the University of New South Wales, lecturing in international dispute resolution, public international law, private international law, international organisations law, international investment law, and international human rights law.

Selected cases

  • Committee against Torture, Communication No. 701/2015. Decision adopted by the Committee at its sixtieth session (18 April – 12 May 2017) dated 22 May 2017

Interviews

Landmark case in Melbourne to set legal precedent for returning foreign fighters (ABC RN, 17 December 2015) Debate over new border force (Sky News, 2 July 2015) Proposed changes to citizenship laws (ABC News 24, 24 June 2015) Terror law changes to be unveiled (Sky News, 23 June 2015)

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Rishi Gulati, International Organisations and Access to Justice (CUP, 2021) (forthcoming)

Rishi Gulati, Thomas John and Ben Kohle Conundrum of International Organisations Immunitiesr (eds), Elgar Companion on the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2020) (forthcoming)

Book chapters and journal articles

Rishi Gulati, ‘Judicial Independence at International Courts and Tribunals: Lessons Drawn from the Experiences of the International Court of Justice and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation’ in Eric de Brabandere (ED), Comparative Procedure in Interstate Litigation (CUP, 2020)

Rishi Gulati, ‘International Arbitration in Claims against International Organisations’, Vol 3, AIIB Yearbook of International Law (BRILL, Nijhof, 2020)

Rishi Gulati, ‘Guaranteeing the independence of the judges of the Multilateral Investment Court: A must for building the court’s credibility’, Columbia FDI Perspectives (2019) (with Nikos Lavranos)

Rishi Gulati, ‘An International Administrative Procedural Law of Fair Trial: Reality or Rhetoric?’, 21 Max Planck Yearbook of United  Nations Law (2018) 210-270

Rishi Gulati, ‘The "One Belt, One Road" Strategy - The Role of Private International Law in Combatting and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Standards Transnationally’ in Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit and Sai Ramani Garimella (eds), China's One Belt One Road Initiative and Private International Law (Taylor & Francis, 2018) (with Thomas John)

Rishi Gulati, ‘International Counter-Terrorism Regulation and Citizenship Stripping Laws’, 23 Journal of Conflict & Security Law (2018) 203-228 (with Dana Burchardt)

Rishi Gulati, ‘Review of Abdelaziz Megzari, The Internal Justice of the United Nations: A Critical History 1945-2015’, 86 British Yearbook of International Law (2017) 210–214

Rishi Gulati, ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2013-2014’, 32 Australian Year Book of International Law (2015) 533-560 (with Andrew Lu and Thinesh Thillainadarajah))

Rishi Gulati, ‘Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law 2009¬2012’ (2014), 31 Australian Year Book of International Law (2014) 421-459 (with Andrew Lu, Thomas John and Thinesh Thillainadarajah)

Rishi Gulati, ‘The Relevance of Nationality in the Age of Google, Skype and Facebook’, in Kim Rubenstein and Mark Nolan (eds), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalized World, Cambridge University Press (2014), 542-567

Rishi Gulati, ‘Resolving Dual and Multiple Nationality Disputes in a Globalized World’, 28 Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (2014), 27-45

Rishi Gulati,'Sunset Clauses in Australian Anti-Terror Laws', Adelaide Law Review (2013) 307-333 (with Nicola McGarrity and George Williams)

Rishi Gulati, ‘The 26/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Application of the Laws of Armed Conflict’, 10 ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law (2012) 91-113

Rishi Gulati, ‘The 26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Assessing Pakistan’s Responsibility in International Law’, 51 Indian Journal of International Law (2011), 321-363

Rishi Gulati, ‘The Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the United Nations’, 15 Max Plank Yearbook of United Nations Law (2011), 489-538

Other Publications

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Oxio International Organisations Database

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on the Specialized Agencies Convention, Oxio International Organisations Database

Rishi Gulati, Headnote and Commentary on de Merode v The World Bank, Oxio International Organisations Database

Short Publications

Conflict of Law.net The SHAPE v Supreme Litigation: The Interaction of Public and Private International Law Jurisdictional Rules 2020, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2020/the-shape-v-supreme-litigation-the-interaction-of-public-and-private-international-law-jurisdictional-rules/?print=print

Conflict of Laws, The Shape v Supreme Litigation, 2020, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2019/regulating-international-organisations-what-role-for-private-international-lahttp://conflictoflaws.net/2020/the-shape-v-supreme-litigation-the-interaction-of-public-and-private-international-law-jurisdictional-rules/?print=print

LSE Brexit Blog, Global Britain? Replacing the EU with the Commonwealth is fanciful, 2019, available at, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/06/18/global-britain-replacing-the-eu-with-enhanced-cooperation-at-the-commonwealth-is-not-a-viable-option/

Conflict of Laws, Regulating International Organisations: What Role for Private International Law?, 2019, available at, http://conflictoflaws.net/2019/regulating-international-organisations-what-role-for-private-international-law/

LSE South Asia Blog (crossposted at Ilawyer), The India-Pakistan situation: What role can international law play?, 2019, available at, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2019/03/07/the-india-pakistan-situation-what-role-can-international-law-play/

Opiniojuris, The Immunities of International Organisations: The End of Impunity?, 2019, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2019/03/01/the-immunities-of-international-organisations-the-end-of-impunity/

Opiniojuris, The Conundrum of International Organisations Immunities: Jam et al v International Finance Corporation (Part 1 of 2), 2017, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2017/07/10/the-conundrum-of-international-organisations-immunities-jam-et-al-v-international-finance-corporation-part-1-of-2/

Opiniojuris, The Conundrum of International Organisations Immunities: Jam et al v International Finance Corporation (Part 2 of 2), 2017, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2017/07/11/the-conundrum-of-international-organisations-immunities-jam-et-al-v-international-finance-corporation-part-2-of-2/

Australian Outlook, World Leaders Stranded by Trump Travel Bans, 2017, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/world-leaders-stranded-by-trump-travel-bans/

ILawyer, Iraqi Civilians v. Ministry of Defence: Denial of Justice in Cases Involving International Torts, 2017, available at, http://ilawyerblog.com/iraqi-civilians-v-ministry-defence-denial-justice-cases-involving-international-torts/

Australian Institute of International Affairs, Stripping Citizenship from Terrorists: A Misguided Tool to Ensure National Security, 2015, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/stripping-citizenship-from-terrorists-a-misguided-tool-to-ensure-national-security//

Australian Outlook, International Pressure the Key to Citizenship for the Rohingya, 2015, available at, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/international-pressure-the-key-to-citizenship-for-the-rohingya/

ILawyer, Whistleblower Protection at the UN: Reasons for Despair or Hope?, 2015, available at, http://ilawyerblog.com/whistleblower-protection-un-reasons-despair-hope/

Opiniojuris, The Anders Kompass Case–A Moment of Opportunity for the UN Internal Justice System, 2015, available at, http://opiniojuris.org/2015/05/15/guest-post-the-anders-kompass-case-a-moment-of-opportunity-for-the-un-internal-justice-system/