Biography

Sachintha is a DPhil student in Public International Law supervised by Professor Catherine Redgwell and Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos. His research focuses on the immunities of international organizations and the right of access to court in international law. In particular, he is exploring the implementation of the legal responsibility of international organizations by challenging their jurisdictional immunity based on the individual right of access to court.

Sachintha is the recipient of the Oxford Law Faculty's Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship and the Firth Senior Scholarship from The Queen's College. 

He has taught Public International Law as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Oxford Law Faculty and Jurisprudence and Legal Method as a lecturer in law at The Queen's College. He has also conducted courses in Public International Law for the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. He is the Co-Convenor of the Public International Law Discussion Group.

Sachintha completed the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford with Distinction in 2015, for which he was awarded the Tony Honoré Scholarship. Prior to that he obtained the LL.B with first class honours and the university-wide prize for academic excellence from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also completed the Attorney-at-law final examination of the Sri Lanka Law College with first class honours, becoming an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He has worked as a State Counsel for Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo. He has also clerked under Hon. Justice Saleem Marsoof at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

 

Research programmes

Research Interests

Public International Law 

Responsibility of International Organizations 

Right of Access to Court/Right to a Remedy

Options taught

Jurisprudence, Public International Law

Research projects