Professor V. S. Mani is currently the Director of the School of Law and Governance of Jaipur National University. In 2003, he was elected Executive President of the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. Professor Mani has had more than 35 years of teaching and research experience. He was a Visiting Professor in, Tokyo University (2000) and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (2001) and Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Germany (2003). He delivered lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law in August 2005. Professor Mani was also directly involved in organising Nauru's victorious case against Australia before the International Court of Justice (1986-93).