Amit Yadav is a PhD candidate at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His PhD work is on “Puplic Health, Tobacco and International Trade Treaties: A Constitutional Analysis”. A law graduate (LL.B, First Class) from Faculty of Law, Allahabad University and has done his Masters in Law (LL.M with two Gold Medals) and Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He works as a Legal Consultant at the Public Health Foundation of India and contributes as a Manager-Legal at HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth).
As part of his work he has undertaken various advocacy and capacity building efforts in tobacco control including interaction with law enforcers, other stakeholders, key policy makers, corporate leaders and Parliamentarians alike. He guides policy research on health issues and provides legal inputs on public health laws, public interest litigations, all policy related outcomes and activities including preparation of policy briefs and policy recommendations on various issues related to tobacco control including tobacco taxation, pictorial health warnings, ban on tobacco advertisements, promotion and sponsorships.
He was part of the Organising Committee of the International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco held in New Delhi in September 2013.
He has a keen interest in various aspects of public health having experience of handling wide range of legal research on public health laws and policies including the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, Right to Information Act, Consumer Protection Act, National Health Bill, Alternative Reproduction Treatment Bill etc. He has more than 25 publications in his name including manuscripts, reports, monographs and abstracts on various issues related to tobacco control, public health law and other developmental issues, in particular on refugee laws and internally displaced people.
He is a member of the Institutional Review Boards of the Indian Institute of Public Health, New Delhi and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi. A registered advocate with the Bar Council of India he is also member of the Delhi and Saket Bar Associations in New Delhi.
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