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ISAIL's Publication Featured on Council of Europe AI Initiatives Website

This is some humbling news, which we as the ISAIL Secretariat, are delighted to share.

The Council of Europe has listed the 2020 Handbook on AI and International Law, one of the leading AI and International Law publications by Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law as the only Indian AI initiative on their website, apart from the NITI Aayog's 2018 National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence.

You can find a list of AI initiatives visualised by the Council of Europe at

This is a great moment for us and even our esteemed Founder & Chairperson, Mr Abhivardhan, since the 2020 and 2021 Handbooks were the initiatives that he had led under his leadership at ISAIL in 2020-22. It's been 2 years since the last handbook was achieved.

This also matters to us because ISAIL has always been an independent initiative to engage and create a #democratic and #open discourse on AI regulation & standardisation in #Bharat. Hence, we are glad.

The AI and International Law handbooks encompass around 46 chapters in total, which cover legal implications of #artificialintelligence across various international law fields. Starting and completing this project was not an easy task to begin with.

We are thankful to Justice JR Midha, former judge at Delhi HC for releasing the 2021 Handbook and to Mr Benoit Sauvorche from the European External Action Service, India Mission for releasing the 2020 Handbook.

We are honored to have Mr. Eugenio V. Garcia, a distinguished Brazilian diplomat (former Advisor to the President of the UNGA), author the foreword for the 2020 Handbook. Additionally, we are privileged to have Mr. Gregor Strojin and Mr. Ish Jain author forewords for the 2021 Handbook.

You can access the AI and International Law handbooks here:

We Commemorate our Chapter Authors and Book Editors

Let us celebrate the editors & authors of the AI and International Law handbooks as well!

List of Chapters of the 2020 Handbook on AI and International Law

List of Chapters of the 2021 Handbook on AI and International Law


The Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law is a technology law think tank founded by Abhivardhan in 2018. Our mission as a non-profit industry body for the analytics & AI industry in India is to promote responsible development of artificial intelligence and its standardisation in India.


Since 2022, the research operations of the Society have been subsumed under VLiGTA® by Indic Pacific Legal Research.

ISAIL has supported two independent journals, namely - the Indic Journal of International Law and the Indian Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law. It also supports an independent media and podcast initiative - The Bharat Pacific.

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