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.
- Countering Biological Piracy: A Revolutionary New Bill, by Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune (36KB)
- Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights: Can the Two Co-exist?, by Ashish Kothari and R.V.Anuradha (152KB)
- Law Relating to Biodiversity: Challenges for the Lawyer, by R.V.Anuradha and Ashish Kothari (140KB)
- Farmers or Corporations: Who Does the Plant Varieties Bill Benefit?, by Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune (65KB)
- Biodiversity Traditions and Indian Law: Can the Two Co-Exist?, by Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune (53KB)
- Towards Participatory Conservation in India: National Scenario and Lessons from the Field, by Ashish Kothari (226KB)
- Environmental Justice: Emerging trends, by Colin Gonsalves (300KB)
- Environmental Justice Through Judicial Process: Ratlam to Ramakrishnan, by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer (63KB)
- Public Involvement in Environmental Decision Making, by Leo F. Saldanha (151KB)
- The TCP Act and the organization of citizens’ role in environment issues, by Dr. Subbarayan Prasanna (36KB)
- A Comparative Look at “Environmental Justice” – Addressing Disproportionate Environmental Impacts on Low Income and Minority Communities in the United States, by Pooja Seth Parikh (4KB)
- Subordinate courts are crucial in environment cases: former judge, The Indian Express, August 4, 2002
- ‘Lower courts must uphold ‘green’ laws’, The Hindu, August 04, 2002