Dr. Dakshita Sangwan

Assistant Professor
Constitutional Law, Competition Law, Human Rights, Professional Ethics

Professional Biography

Dakshita Sangwan is an expert in the area of competition law and constitutional law with a background in human rights. She has more than 10 years experience working in various areas of the legal profession. Soon after completing her B.A.LL.B, she was actively involved in litigation and legal research in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, and District Courts of Tees Hazari, Rohini and Rohtak (Haryana). Further, she was teaching ‘Women and Child Law’ and ‘Health Laws’ at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi whilst also performing other administrative work responsibilities as a Teaching Assistant in the 2014-15 session. Before joining G.D. Goenka University, she had served as Legal Research Consultant in the Policy Research, Projects and Programmes (PRP&P) Division of the National Human Rights Commission of India. She facilitated to conduct the Northern, Eastern and Central Region Consultations towards Third Universal Periodic Review on behalf of NHRC across the country.

Sangwan holds a PhD ​from Jamia Millia Islamia​, New Delhi; LL.M. (Corporate Laws) from​ ​the ​Kurukshetra University, Haryana; and ​ B.A. LL.B. from S.H.D. College of Research and Legal Studies , Agra.​ She cleared her UGC-NET in the year 2012. Besides, she had also successfully completed post-graduate diplomas in Human Rights, IHL and Refugee Law; and International Trade and Business Law from Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. Dr. Sangwan is an alumnus of the 27th South Asian Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
Use of Customary International Law in WTO Dispute Settlement’ Jamia Law Journal, Issue 1 Vol. 1 (Sangwan, D. and Nasir, A., 2016), pp. 69-76.

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘Importance of awareness towards right to access to justice of women with disabilities: A way forward for social Inclusion’, National Conference on Critical Reflection on Disability Sensitivity Legal Order: Indian Scenario, ILS Law College, Pune, India. (Sangwan, D., 26 August 2017).

‘Legal framework on cyber safety of women in India: An analysis’, National Conference on Law in Cyberspace, School of Law, G D Goenka University, Gurugram, India. (Sangwan, D, 30-31 March 2017).

‘Rights of surrogate women in India: With reference to proposed ART Bill 2014’, National Seminar on Surrogacy, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Faculty of Law, Meerut College, Meerut, India. (Sangwan, D., 19-20 March 2016).

‘Comprehending the transpiring diseases of last century in globalized world’, International Conference on Legal Education, Development and Social Change, Law Campus-I , University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. (Sangwan, D., 13-14 March 2016).

‘Sexual harassment at workplace in public and private sectors in the National Capital Region of Delhi, India: An empirical study’, Third International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, SASCV, Goa, India (Sangwan, D., 28-29 January 2016).

‘Awareness of land rights among rural and urban women: A study in different States of India’, National Seminar on Rights of Women, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi, India. (Sangwan, D., 21-22 November 2015).

‘Access to Justice for women with disabilities in India: The conundrum of double disability’, National Seminar on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Libra College of Law, Dehradun, India. (Sangwan, D., 2-03 May 2015).

‘Medical services for women in criminal cases: Need for an introspection’, National Seminar on Rights of Consumers, Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Advocacy, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab, India in association with Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh. (Sangwan, D., 21 February 2015).

‘Rehabilitation of victims of immoral trafficking in India: Combat for basic human rights’, National Seminar on Human Rights, Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India. (Sangwan, D., 7 February 2015).

‘The right to reparation for human rights violations in international law’, International Students/Young Scholars Conference, World Congress on International Law, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, India. (Sangwan, D., 09-11 January 2015).

Current Research

Dakshita Sangwan has expertise in empirical research on areas relating to access to justice for women with disabilities, POSH framework, medico-legal outlook towards newest form of challenges in 21st century, etc.  At present, Sangwan is actively involved in empirical research relating to rights of disabled persons, live-in relationships, and humanitarian rights during invisible warfare.