Arpita Sachdeva

Arpita Sachdeva


Arpita Goswami Sachdeva is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg, and is also currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg.

Arpita holds Master in International Law degree from the Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva (2019), and Master in International Relations (specialization: Asia Pacific Relations) degree from Xiamen University in China (2015). Arpita obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from RML National Law University in India (2012) and is a member of the Delhi Bar Association since 2015.

Arpita has worked on diverse areas of International Law. Academic institutions with which Arpita has been previously associated include the Indian Society of International Law (as a member of the research team of the Bay of Bengal Maritime Arbitration Case (PCA 2014) and South China Sea Institute (as a Graduate Assistant). More recently, Arpita was an intern at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and as a Legal Assistant at the International Law Commission. In the course of these and other engagements, Arpita has gained considerable experience in disputes and issues concerning international law of the sea, territorial boundaries, riparian usages, piracy, sovereign debt issues, transboundary environmental harm, and rights and recognition of the entities awaiting self-determination.

Arpita’s research interests include Procedures of International Courts and Tribunals, Law of the Sea, State Immunity, Sovereign Debt, and the Law and Politics of State Building. Her other interests include practicing Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) and swimming.