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sujith koonan

Sujith Koonan is a law researcher based in Delhi and he is currently pursuing PhD at School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London. He worked at Amity Law School, Noida where he taught Environmental Law and Public International Law. He also worked as a Law Researcher with Environmental Law Research Society (ELRS), New Delhi where he coordinated a three-year project (2009-12) on water law reforms in India. He is an Associate Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD) – a joint publication of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva. He holds a M. Phil. (International Law) from Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and LL.M. (Environmental Law and Human Rights) from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. His work on water laws led him to be invited to be a member of the Working Group on Water Governance constituted by the Planning Commission of India (Government of India) for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-2017).

Mr. Koonan’s main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources and human rights. His recent research has been mainly on law and policy framework relating to water and sanitation and he has published his research papers in various reputed national and international publications. He has recently co-edited a volume on water law instruments in India - Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011). He has published his research works in various journal and some of his recent publications include - S. Koonan and P. Sampat, ‘Delhi Water Supply Reforms: Public Private Partnerships or Privatisation?’, 47/17 Economic and Political Weekly 32 (2012) and ‘Constitutionality of the Plachimada Tribunal Bill, 2011: An Assessment’, 7/2 Law, Environment and Development Journal 151 (2011).

Email: skoonan 'at' ielrc 'dot' org

 


Books and edited books

 

Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments

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Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011
date: 2011
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Articles and book chapters

     
Competing Uses, Users and Legal Responses: Plachimada and Rajsamand Lake
in K. J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape and Sarita Bhagat (eds), Conflicts around Domestic Water and Sanitation in India: Cases, Issues and Prospects (Pune: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, 2014), p. 19-34.
 
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Farmers' Rights in India: Assessing Conceptual and Implementation Issues
4/1 Dehradun Law Review (2012), p. 29.
 
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Constitutionality of the Plachimada Tribunal Bill, 2011: An Assessment
7/2 Law, Environment and Development Journal (2011), p. 151-63.
 
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Groundwater: Legal Aspects of the Plachimada Dispute
in P. Cullet et al. eds., Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2010) p. 159-98.
 
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Co-authored articles and book chapters

     
Access to ‘Safe’ Sanitation for Women: Questioning a Myopic Approach
in K. J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape and Sarita Bhagat (eds), Conflicts around Domestic Water and Sanitation in India: Cases, Issues and Prospects (Pune: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, 2014), p. 182-193.
 
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Delhi Water Supply Reforms: Public-Private Partnerships or Privatisation?
47/17 Economic and Political Weekly (2012), p. 32-9.
 
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Policy Papers

     
Realising the Right to Sanitation in Rural Areas: Towards a New Framework
Policy Paper 2012-03
 
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Co-authored Policy Papers

     
Water Regulatory Authorities in India: The Way Forward?
Policy Paper 2012-04
 
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Briefing Papers

 

India's Sui Generis System of Plant Variety Protection

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2014  
 
 

Background Note on Rural Context for the Right to Sanitation in India

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2013  
 
 

Background Note on Prohibition of Manual Scavenging and Protection of the Rights of Sanitation Workers in India

full text author(s): Sujith Koonan date: 2013