Nitish Monebhurrun

Law Professor at the University Center of Brasília (UniCEUB


Nitish Monebhurrun holds a PhD in International Law from the Sorbonne Law School, France. He has master’s degrees in international Economic Law (Sorbonne Law School) and in International Law (University Jean Moulin, Lyon III, France) and a Diploma from the Hague Academy of International Law. He is a Tenured Law Professor at the University Center of Brasilia, Brazil, where he coordinates the Business, Human Rights and Public Policy Clinic. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Sabana, Colombia. Nitish is an associate researcher at the Department of Latin American Studies of the University of Brasilia and a researcher of the Observatory of International Migrations, Brazil. In 2022, he was awarded the Honorary Prize for the Getulio Vargas Foundation ESDRAS PRIZE for Legal Teaching. He is a consultant in international law and acts as arbitrator (ALAM/CAMESC). Since 2023, Nitish is a member of the Pool of Experts (PoE) of the United Nations Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects. He acted as visiting professor or speaker in many universities worldwide and has published extensively in matters of international investment law, corporate social responsibility, duties of companies in international law. He is the coordinator of the Project entitled The minimum standards of protection and duties of multinational companies: building Brazil’s position in a comparative perspective (Financed by FAP/DF). He also coordinates the Research Pole of the Project Strategies for constructing the corporative due diligence for the prevention of human trafficking and slave labor in the supply chain (Financed by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and executed by the Observatory of International Migrations). He is a researcher in the following ongoing projects: International Research Project ALCOM, Latin American Jus commune in matters of transitional justice, of environmental protection and of corporate responsibility within the context of social and environmental impacts of economic activities (Financed by the French CNRS and coordinated by the Sorbonne Law School); Environmental Litigation as a means of conservation and of the sustainable use of environmental resources (Financed by the FAP/DF and coordinated by the Law Faculty of the University of Brasilia); Governance of the Blue Amazon (Amazônia Azul): Interdisciplinary methods combining social and natural science (Financed by the CAPES and coordinated by the Law Faculty of the University of Brasilia).

Recent Relevant Publications

  1. 2024
    International Investment Law and Arbitration from a Latin American Perspective. Cham:
    Monebhurrun, N., Olarte, C., & Velasquez Ruiz, M. A. (Eds.). (Forthcoming)
  2. 2023
    Incorporating the Social License to Operate into International Investment Law:
    Taking Stock from the Brazilian Experience. Journal of World Investment and Trade, 24(3), 744-765.
    Monebhurrun, N. (2023)
  3. 2021
    Corporate Duty to Contribute to Sustainable Development from the Perspective of Investment Arbitration
    Asian Journal of International Arbitration, 17(2), 79-102.
    Monebhurrun, N. (2021).
  4. 2021
    Mapping Investors’ Environmental Commitments and Obligations
    In Ho, J., & Sattorova, M. (Eds.), Investors’ International Law (pp. 263-290). Oxford: Hart.
    Monebhurrun, N., & De Andrade, P. (2021)