Mr. Navneel Sharma

Assistant Lecturer 

USP Statham Campus, Suva, Fiji

Phone: +679 323-2985

Email: navneel.sharma@usp.ac.fj

 

 

Bio

Mr. Navneel Sharma joined USP in 2020 as an Assistant Lecturer in Law, where he currently teaches Torts, Administrative and Constitutional Law.

Prior to joining the University, Navneel held a number of senior roles within the Fijian Government and had the opportunity to form part of  Fiji’s delegation to COP21 and on two occasions to the United Nations General Assembly.  He was the former Chief Legal Counsel with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Director of the Africa, Americas, Middle East, Europe and Russia Bureau at the Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Principal Legal Officer with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. During his tenure with the Fiji Military Forces, Navneel served as the Legal Advisor to the 26th Fijian Battalion in Sinai, Egypt and then with the HQ Conduct & Discipline Team with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Navneel is the recipient  of the Multinational Force and Observes Peace Medal, United Nations Peace Medal and the Fiji General Service Medal.

Navneel has also worked in private practice as well as had teaching experience with the University of Fiji.  Navneel has practicing experience in a wide range of fields, including international negotiation, armed conflict and international humanitarian law, civil law, debt recovery and family law. In 2010, Navneel was named as a Scholar of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Navneel is currently bridging towards his PHD.

 

Qualifications

  • LLB, LLM Hons. Waikato, IPLS NZ, PGDDIA USP

 

Research Interests

  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Vicarious Liability

 

Publications

Navneel Sharma, ‘An Examination of Australia’s current Foreign Policy Stand with Fiji’ (2011)  63 Inter-Pacific Bar Association Journal.