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Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Law in Karnataka: Workshop


ESG in partnership with the Karnataka Judicial Academy, Bangalore and the Environmental Law Institute, USA conducted a two-day Workshop on “Judicial Enforcement Of Environmental Law In Karnataka”. Conducted in August 2002, this workshop was specifically for subordinate (lower court) judiciary. The goal of this program was to strengthen the judiciary’s capacity to enforce environmental laws and regulations at the lower court level. Participants included 25 judges of the subordinate judiciary in Karnataka, 10 public prosecutors from Karnataka and 5 representatives from NGOs.


A sample of papers presented during the Workshop are below. Some papers which did not have electronic versions cannot be displayed here.



V.R. Krishna Iyer, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India speaks on ‘Environmental Justice through Judicial Process – from Ratlam to Ramakrishnan’
An audience member presents a question to the resource people.
Ashish Kothari, Technical Coordinator, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Member, Kalpavriksh, Pune discusses Forests and Wildlife Laws of India and Protection of Ecologically Sensitive Areas – A Case Study Approach.
Colin Gonsalves, Advocate, Supreme Court of India presents an ‘Overview of Indian Environmental Law, Institutional Structure, Environmental Regulation and Decision Making Processes’
Shri. Nitoor Srinivas Rao, former Chief Justice, High Court of Mysore (2nd from right) and Justice Shri. Rangavittalachar, High Court of Karnataka (1st on right) gave the valedictory address at the Workshop.

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