L. M. Singhvi, author of the Jain Declaration On Nature, served as India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1991 to 1997. He is presently a member of Parliament in India (Rajya Sabha). A leading law authority in India, he is the founder of the Supreme Court of India Bar Association Trust. He was awarded the U Thant Peace Award in 1995 and holds earned and honorary degrees from fifteen universities in the United States, India, and the United Kingdom. He has been highly active in the field of human rights and has published more than sixty research papers and monographs, including the book Freedom On Trial.