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Focus Areas India

 1. access to justice
 2. biodiversity

 3. intellectual property

 4. socio-economic aspects

 5. water
 6. torts

Special Indian Dossiers

 1. Narmada Dams
 2. Bhopal Gas Disaster

 3. Best Bakery Case

 4. Inter-sectoral Conflicts

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India

 

India is one of the most important countries of the South concerning environmental law and policy. This is due to a variety of factors: India is not only a large country but also densely populated. It still faces some of the basic development challenges such as food insecurity for millions of people while having a very significant industrial sector and a thriving services sector. It is also hosts to significant environmental amenities as one of the few mega-diversity countries on the planet. Overall, the path towards economic development is fraught by limited access to resources such as water and arable land.

In other words, with or without international environmental law in the background, India as a country has to face all the challenges of what is known as ‘sustainable development’.

India may be self-sustaining in most areas but further progress in poverty alleviation and further progress in economic development are intrinsically linked to sustainable environmental management. A comprehensive examination of environmental law and policy in India thus requires a broad outlook which considers not only the environment per se but other areas such as human rights and economic law for instance.

 

 

The books, articles and papers presented here follow two main approaches. A large part is solely concerned with the domestic situation in keeping with existing priorities in a number of areas. Another part addresses more specifically the relationship between the international legal framework and its implementation in India. This is, in particular, the case with regard to areas such as trade and intellectual property where international instruments increasingly influence the domestic law and policy framework.

 
   

Focus Areas

Please follow the appropriate link to view our publications in each of the five focus areas. Alternatively, scroll down this page to see the latest publications in all the focus areas:

1: access to justice
2: biodiversity
3: intellectual property
4: socio-economic aspects
5: water
6: torts

 

 


Books and edited books

This page only lists books related to India. All other publications can be found in the thematic pages within this section that you can access either by using the links above or in the left-hand column.

 

Water Law in India An Introduction to Legal Instruments (2nd edition)

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017
date: 2017
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Sanitation Law and Policy in India An Introduction to Basic Instruments

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Lovleen Bhullar (eds)
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press
date: 2015
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Water Law in India An Introduction to Legal Instruments

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011
date: 2011
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Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws

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author(s):
P. Cullet, A. Gowlland-Gualtieri, R. Madhav & U. Ramanathan (eds)
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Cambridge University Press
date: 2010
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Water Law for the Twenty-First Century - National and International Aspects of Water Law Reform in India

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri, Roopa Madhav, Usha Ramanathan (eds)
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Abingdon: Routledge
date: 2009
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Water Law, Poverty, and Development - Water Sector Reforms in India

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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Oxford: Oxford University Press
date: 2009
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The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet (ed.)
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Aldershot: Ashgate
date: 2007
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Law, Poverty and Legal Aid - Access to Justice

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author(s):
S. Muralidhar
source:
New Delhi: Lexis/Nexis - Butterworths
date: 2004
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