Dear Colleague(s),

IELRC is delighted to announce the publication of the new book Sanitation Law and Policy in India An Introduction to Basic Instruments by Professor Philippe Cullet & Lovleen Bhullar published by Oxford University Press and the renewed availability of the book Water Law, Poverty, and Development Water Sector Reforms in India by Professor Philippe Cullet published by Oxford University Press, for sale in India/South Asia after being out of stock for some time.


The past couple of decades have witnessed an increased interest in sanitation in India. In contrast to the policy perspectives on sanitation, however, there is a lack of awareness about its legal dimensions. This book contributes to fill this gap by piecing together the provisions of the existing legal and policy instruments that address the different dimensions of sanitation in India. In the process, it highlights the importance, complexity and fragmented nature of these legal and policy frameworks.

This volume:

  • is the most comprehensive work on sanitation law in India;

  • Provides an overview of the existing legal as well as policy instruments related to sanitation in India;

  • Fills the existing gap, both in knowledge and policy instrumnents, defining sanitation in India;

  • Highlights the importance, complexity, and fragmented nature of the legal and policy frameworks that inform the sanitation sector;

  • Lays special emphasis on the legal dimensions of sanitation in India.

Ordering information:

  • This book is available from Oxford University Press (India) by downloading the book flyer which contains all relevant ordering information [download here].

    Customers from other parts of the world can order the book directly from Oxford University Press. In the UK/Europe, please follow this link. In the USA/North America, please follow this link.
 

 


This monograph comprehensively examines water law regulations and reform in the present decade, going beyond a simple analysis of existing water law and regulations to encompass environmental, social, economic, and human rights aspects of water as a natural resource.

Using the specific case of India and on the related international law and policy framework that directly influences water regulatory developments in India, this book offers what will be the first and only analysis of water law reforms taking place at the national level in many developing countries in their domestic and international context. On the one hand, international freshwater law remains under-developed and existing legal instruments such as the 1997 UN Convention only address a limited set of relevant issues. Yet, the international law and policy framework concerning freshwater is increasingly important in shaping up law reforms taking place at the national level, in particular in developing countries. Indeed, non-binding resolutions such as the Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development (1992) have had an immense influence on water law reforms in most developing countries.

This book seeks to conceive of and analyse freshwater regulation in a broader context, and go beyond a literature that either lauds or criticises ongoing water sector reforms to provide an analytical basis for the reforms which all countries will have to adopt in the near or medium-term future.

Ordering information:

  • South Asia Customers: This book is available from Oxford University Press in India under ISBN 978-0-19-958519-9 at a lower price for readers from South Asia
    (Rs 645/-). Readers from South Asia can order the book through the website of OUP India by visiting the following web page [read more], or by downloading the book flyer which contains all relevant ordering information [download here].
 
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