Ujjwal Kumar Singh is Professor in the Department of Political Science in the University of Delhi. He obtained his PhD from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of the books Political Prisoners in India (Oxford University Press, 1998, paperback 2001) and The State, Democracy and Anti-Terror Laws in India (Sage, 2007). He has edited Human Rights and Peace: Ideas, Laws, Institution and Movements (Sage, 2009) and co-edited Towards Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Law in India (Oxford University Press, 2008, paperback 2015). His articles have appeared in several national and international journals. He was the ICCR Rajeev Gandhi Visiting Chair Professor in Contemporary Indian Studies at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 2012. He is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript on the Election Commission of India.