Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal

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Modern environmental regulation and its complex intersection with international law has led many jurisdictions to develop environmental courts or tribunals. Strikingly, the list of jurisdictions that have chosen to do this include numerous developing countries, including Bangladesh, Kenya and Malawi. Indeed, it seems that developing nations have taken the task of capacity-building in environmental law more seriously than many developed nations. Environmental Justice in India explores the genesis, operation and effectiveness of the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT). The book has four key objectives. First, to examine the importance of access to justice in environmental matters promoting sustainability and good governance. Second, to provide an analytical and critical account of the judicial structures that offer access to environmental justice in India. Third, to analyse the establishment, working practice and effectiveness of the NGT in advancing a distinctively Indian green jurisprudence. Finally, to present and review the success and external challenges faced and overcome by the NGT resulting in growing usage and public respect for the NGT’s commitment to environmental protection and the welfare of the most affected people.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781315686592
ISBN (Print)9781138921108, 9781138625808
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Explorations in Environmental Studies


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