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Prof. Filzah Belal

Prof. Filzah Belal

LL.M., University of Toronto (Canada)

B.A. LL.B., National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (India)

Prof. Filzah Belal completed her LL.M. from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA) where she specialised in environmental laws and business laws. Currently, she is working on two policy projects – one under the Government of Meghalaya and the other under the Global Affairs Canada-funded Youth Champions Program (for Green Career Council). She has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at Daksha Fellowship, Sai University (Chennai) under the guidance of Prof. Ananth Padmanabhan as well as at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto where she taught undergraduate students the intersection between law and history, and a beginner’s course on law for engineers. She has also been a part of 'Parichay' to help address problems of statelessness and citizenship-related litigation in the State of Assam.

She has various publications to her name in various reputed national and international journals and blogs. As a student, she wrote for ‘the Roundtable’, the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate law journal blog. She also co-presented a paper at the International Sustainable Development Conference held by Ontario International Development Agency hosted at Harvard University. She is also a public speaker – she was an active participant and judge at MUN Conferences in her school days and she pursued various mooting competitions during her undergraduate studies. Her biggest achievement has been representing her school and India at the UNIS-UN Students Conference held at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, New York and conducted by the UN International School (UNIS). She also represented India at the 5th NR Madhava Menon Mooting Competition among numerous teams representing SAARC countries and emerged as the winning team at the international rounds of the competition. She continues to mentor law students and continues to judge various competitions, as well as conduct capacity-building events.



  • Filzah Belal and Kahaan Mehta “Sustainable Fashion' and Water Pollution: A Constitutional Analysis of Enforcing the Use of Organic Raw Materials for Dying in the Fashion Industry” (2020) 13:3 OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development (peer-reviewed)

  • Filzah Belal “Personification of Rivers: Whose Rights are we Protecting?” on Lawctopus

  • Filzah Belal and Yashasvi Jain “India’s Draft EIA Notification 2020”, “Mauritius National Oil Spill Contingency Plan”, on FordhamEnvironmental Law Review Blog, Fordham Law School, New York

  • Filzah Belal “Bhopal Gas Tragedy to the Vizag Gas Leak: Reducing Liability on Enterprises in India”, “NRC or CAA: Dual Road to Indian Citizenship”, “When the Script is Deceptive: Misuse of Toehold Acquisitions in Private Placement Bidding”, on the Roundtable, University of Pennsylvania Law Journal

  • Filzah Belal and Rajesh Bzad “Refugees in India: Aspects of Public International Law” (2019) Conference Proceedings of 7th Institute of Law, Nirma University’s National Students Conference by ICRC and UNHRC

  • Filzah. Belal and Sami Ahmed “Censorship: A New Way to Clamp Down on Artistic Expression” (2018) 2:1&2 CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice (peer-reviewed)

  • Filzah Belal “Solid Waste Management in India: Obstacles and Opportunities”, (2018) Edited Book on Environmental Laws by the Centre for Environmental Studies, RGNUL, Patiala (peer-reviewed)

  • Filzah Belal “Role of Public Interest Litigation in Advancing Fundamental Rights of the Have-Nots” (2018) 8:1 GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics (peer-reviewed)

  • Filzah Belal “Bina Murlidhar Hemdev v. Kanhaiyalal Lokram Hemdev: A Study on Notice”, (2018) 3:1 GLC Contemporary Law Review (peer-reviewed)