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philippe cullet

Dr Philippe Cullet, LLM, MA (Lon), JSM, JSD (Stanford) is Professor of International and Environmental Law and the Director of the Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC) at SOAS University of London, the Convenor of IELRC and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi.

Professor Cullet’s main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources, human rights and the socio-economic aspects of intellectual property. He works on these at the international level and in India. His current research includes work on water law and governance with a particular focus on groundwater, drinking water, sanitation and institutional reforms in India; equity in environmental law; biodiversity, including benefit sharing and biosafety; and justice, with a particular focus on environmental and water rights.

Professor Cullet has published widely in his various areas of research. His monographs include Water Law, Poverty and Development – Water Law Reforms in India (Oxford University Press, 2009), Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development (Butterworths, 2005) and Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Ashgate, 2003).

He engages regularly with policymakers at the national and international levels. He was the Convenor of the Sub-group on Legal Issues Related to Groundwater Management and Regulation of the Planning Commission of India that prepared the draft Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011, and a Member of the Planning Commission of India’s Sub-group that prepared the draft National Water Framework Law, 2011. In 2015-2016, he was a Member of the Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation’s water law drafting committees, the Committee that prepared the Draft National Water Framework Law, 2016, the Committee that drafted the Model Groundwater (Sustainable Management) Act, 2016 and a Member of the Committee to ‘Draft River Basin Management Bill’.

Professor Cullet is also the Founding Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD Journal), a peer-reviewed academic journal jointly published by IELRC and SOAS.

Email: pcullet 'at' ielrc 'dot' org

 


Books and edited books

 

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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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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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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बौद्विक सम्‍पदा संरक्षण और टिकाऊ विकास

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author(s):
फिलिप कुलेट
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नयी दिल्ली: वाणी प्रकाशन
date: 2008
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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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Intellectual Property Protection and Sustainable Development

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author(s):
P. Cullet
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New Delhi: Lexis/Nexis - Butterworths
date: 2005
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Key Materials in International Environmental Law

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri (eds)
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Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing
date: 2004
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Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

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author(s):
Philippe Cullet
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Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing
date: 2003
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Droit international de l'environnement: textes de base et références

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author(s):
Caroline Dommen, Philippe Cullet (eds)
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London: Kluwer Law International
date: 1998
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Articles and book chapters

     
Governing Water to Foster Equity and Conservation: Need for New Legal Instruments
Governing Water to Foster Equity and Conservation: Need for New Legal Instruments, 51/53 Economic & Political Weekly (31 December 2016).
 
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Differential Treatment in Environmental Law: Addressing Critiques and Conceptualizing the Next Steps
P. Cullet, ‘Differential Treatment in Environmental Law: Addressing Critiques and Conceptualizing the Next Steps’, 5/2 Transnational Environmental Law (2016), p. 305-28.
 
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Water Regulation and Public Participation in the Indian Context
in Mara Tignino & Komlan Sangabana eds, Public Participation and Water Resources Management – Where Do We Stand in International Law? (Paris: UNESCO, 2015), p. 20-29.
 
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Principle 7 – Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
in Jorge E. Viñuales ed., The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), p. 229-44.
 
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Groundwater Law in India – Towards a Framework Ensuring Equitable Access and Aquifer Protection
26/1 Journal of Environmental Law (2014), p. 55-81.
 
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Le principe des responsabilités communes mais différenciées en droit international de l’environnement: enjeux et perspectives
55/1 Cahiers de droit (2014), p. 9-31.
 
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Right to Water in India – Plugging Conceptual and Practical Gaps
17/1 International Journal of Human Rights (2013), p. 56-78.
 
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Governing the Environment without CoPs - The Case of Water
15 International Community Law Review (2013), p. 123-35.
 
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Proposed Union Water Laws: Need to Rethink the Premises
1/1 The Asian Journal – Journal of Transport and Infrastructure (2013), p. 55-63.
 
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Is Water Policy the New Water Law? – Rethinking the Place of Law in Water Sector Reforms
43/2 IDS Bulletin (2012), p. 69-78.
 
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The Groundwater Model Bill - Rethinking Regulation for the Primary Source of Water
47/45 Economic and Political Weekly (2012), p. 40-7.
 
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Water Use and Rights – India
in Sam Geall, Jingjing Liu & Sony Pellissery eds, The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2012), p. 393-5.
 
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Realisation of the Fundamental Right to Water in Rural Areas – Implications of the Evolving Policy Framework for Drinking Water
46/12 Economic and Political Weekly (2011), p. 56-62.
 
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Water Law in a Globalised World: the Need for a New Conceptual Framework
23/2 Journal of Environmental Law (2011), p 233-54.
 
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Evolving Regulatory Framework for Rural Drinking Water – Need for Further Reforms
in Infrastructure Development Finance Company ed., India Infrastructure Report 2011 – Water: Policy and Performance for Sustainable Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 151-61.
 
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The Kyoto Protocol and vulnerability: human rights and equity dimensions
in Stephen Humphreys ed., Human Rights and Climate Change (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), p. 183-206.
 
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Water Sector Reforms and Courts in India – Lessons from the Evolving Case Law
19/3 Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (2010), p. 328-38
 
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Environment and Development – The Missing Link
in Julio Faundez & Celine Tan eds, International Law, Economic Globalization and Developing Countries (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010), p. 354-78.
 
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Drinking Water Reforms
in Philippe Cullet et al. eds, Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), p. 160-81.
 
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New Policy Framework for Rural Drinking Water Supply: Swajaldhara Guidelines
44/50 Economic and Political Weekly (2009), p. 47.
 
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Environmental Justice in the Use, Knowledge and Exploitation of Genetic Resources
in Jonas Ebbesson and Phoebe Okowa eds, Environmental Law and Justice in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) p. 371-389
 
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The Global Warming Regime After 2012 – Towards a Focus on Equity, Vulnerability and Human Rights
43/28 Economic and Political Weekly (12 July 2008), p. 109.
 
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Liability and Redress for Human-Induced Global Warming - Towards an International Regime
43A Stanford Journal of International Law (2007), p. 99-121.
 
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Human Rights and Intellectual Property Protection in the TRIPS Era
29/2 Human Rights Quarterly (2007), p. 403-30
 
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The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: An Overview
P. Cullet ed., Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), p.1-40
 
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Liability and Redress for Modern Biotechnology
15 Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2006), p. 165
 
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Water Law Reforms - Analysis of Recent Developments
48/2 Journal of the Indian Law Institute (2006), p. 206-231
 
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Agricultural Genetic Engineering, International Law and Development
46/3 Indian Journal of International Law 388 (2006)
 
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Monsanto v Schmeiser: A Landmark Decision concerning Farmer Liability and Transgenic Contamination
17 Journal of Environmental Law (2005), p. 83
 
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Seeds Regulation, Food Security and Sustainable Development
40/32 Economic & Political Weekly (6 August 2005)
 
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Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security in the South
7/3 Journal of World Intellectual Property (2004), p.261
 
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Liability and GMOs: Towards a Redress Regime in Biosafety Protocol
39/7 Economic & Political Weekly (2004), p. 615
 
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Responsabilité et biotechnologie
Mark Hunyadi ed., Les usages de la précaution (Genève: Droz, 2004)
 
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Patents and Medicines: The Relationship Between TRIPS and the Human Right to Health
79 International Affairs (2003), p.139
 
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The Desertification Convention
UNESCO, Knowledge for Sustainable Development (Oxford: EOLSS Publishers, 2002)
 
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Amended Patents Act and Access to Medicines after Doha
37/24 Economic and Political Weekly (2002), p. 2278
 
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Property Rights over Biological Resources – India’s Proposed Legislative Framework
4 Journal of World Intellectual Property (2001), p. 211
 
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Plant Variety Protection in Africa: Towards Compliance with the TRIPS Agreement
45/1 Journal of African Law (2001), p. 97
 
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Human Rights and Displacement: The Indian Supreme Court Decision on Sardar Sarovar in International Perspective
50 International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2001), p. 973
 
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Property Rights Regimes over Biological Resources
19 Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy (2001), p. 651
 
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Patents Bill, TRIPS and the Right to Health
36/43 Economic and Political Weekly (2001), p. 4049
 
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Revision of the TRIPS Agreement Concerning the Protection of Plant Varieties: Lessons from India Concerning the Development of a Sui Generis System
2 Journal of World Intellectual Property (1999), p. 617
 
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Differential Treatment in International Law: Towards a new Paradigm of Inter-State Relations
10 European Journal of International Law (1999), p. 549
 
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Equity and Flexibility Mechanisms in the Climate Change Regime: Conceptual and Pratical Issues
8/2 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (1999), p. 168
 
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Definition of an environmental right in a human rights context
13 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (1995), p. 25
 
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Co-authored articles and book chapters

     
Inter-Sectoral Water Allocation and Conflicts – Perspectives from Rajasthan
50/34 Economic & Political Weekly (2015), p. 61-9
 
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The Current Law of Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
in S. Biber-Klemm & T. Cottier eds, Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives (Wallingford: CABI, 2006) p. 56-111.
 
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Intellectual Property Rights, Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
in S. Biber-Klemm & T. Cottier eds, Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives (Wallingford: CABI, 2006) p. 112-154.
 
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Flanking Policies in National and International Law
in S. Biber-Klemm & T. Cottier eds, Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives (Wallingford: CABI, 2006) p. 239-279.
 
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New Collective Policies
in S. Biber-Klemm & T. Cottier eds, Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives (Wallingford: CABI, 2006) p. 283-323.
 
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Water Investments and the Participation of Local Communities
E. Brown Weiss, L. Boisson de Chazournes & N. Bernasconi-Osterwalder eds, Fresh Water and International Economic Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), p.303.
 
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Intellectual Property Rights and Biodiversity Management: The Case of India
4/1 Global Environmental Politics (2004), p. 97
 
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Plant Variety Protection and Farmers' Rights - Towards a Broader Understanding
24 Delhi Law Review 2002 (2003), p.41
 
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Biological Diversity Management in Africa: Legal and Policy Perspectives in the Run-up to WSSD
11/1 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (2002), p. 38
 
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Agro-biodiversity and International Law - A Conceptual Framework
11 Journal of Environmental Law (1999), p. 257
 
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Joint Implementation and Forestry Projects - Conceptual and Operational Fallacies
74/2 International Affairs (1998), p. 393
 
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Law, Colonialism and Environmental Management in Africa
6/1 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (1997), p. 23
 
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Dolphin Bycatches in Tuna Fisheries: A Smokescreen Hiding the Real Issues?
27 Ocean Development & International Law (1996), p. 333
 
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Media and other Contributions

     
Why Delhi Must Think Beyond Water ATMs
The Statesman, 5 July 2016, p. 9.
 

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The WASH Summit - Beyond Toilets and Behaviour Change
The Statesman, 15 February 2015, p. 6.
 

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Développement: Une occasion manquée?
Le Courrier, 23 October 2015, p. 6.
 

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In Defence of Free Water – Beyond The Delhi Experiment
The Statesman, 2 March 2014, p. 6.
 

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Water as a Human Right and Economic Good: Policy Challenges for Europe
Government Gazette (March 2014), p. 22.
 

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IELRC – North-South Context: Fostering Academic Research
42/3 Environmental Policy & Law (2012), p. 166-8.
 

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Farmer Liability and GM Contamination: The Schmeiser Judgment
39/25 Economic & Political Weekly (2004), p. 2551
 

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Monsanto vs Schmeiser: Lessons from Canada
21/21 Frontline, 22 October 2004, p. 92
 

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The Patents Amendment Act and Access to Medicines
The Hindu, 27 May 2002
 

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Intellectual Property and Environment: Impacts of the TRIPS Agreement on Environmental Law Making in India
in Frank Biermann, Rainer Brohm & Klaus Dingwerth (eds), Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change "Global Environmental Change and the Nation State" (Postdam: Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Res
 

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Biodiversity Legislation Reflects India's Obligations
The Hindu, 22 February 2001, 1 March 2001, 8 March 2001, 15 March 2001.
 

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Access to Drugs and the Patents Bill
The Hindu, 13 September 2001, p. BS-1
 

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Sardar Sarovar Judgement and Human Rights
36/18 Economic and Political Weekly, 5 May 2001, p. 1503
 

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Agro-biotechnology: Can it Deliver?
Survey of the Environment (2000), p. 179.
 

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Farmers' Rights in Peril
17/7 Frontline, 1 April 2000, p. 71
 

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Narmada Dams and Human Rights
17/14 Frontline, 8 July 2000, p. 95
 

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For an Alternative Patents Regime
16/21 Frontline, 22 October 1999, p. 90
 

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Working Papers

     
Groundwater - Towards a New Legal and Institutional Framework
P. Cullet et al., Water Conflicts in India - Towards a New Legal and Institutional Framework (Pune: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, 2012), p. 58-71.
 
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Groundwater Regulation – Need for Further Reforms
IELRC Working Paper 2010-01
 
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Water Law in India - Overview of Existing Framework and Proposed Reforms
Working Paper 2007-01
 
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Bharat mai jal kanunan evam jal kshetr ke sudhar
Working Paper 2006-1
 
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Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights: Need for a New Perspective
Working Paper 2004-4
 
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Liability and Redress in Biotechnology: Towards the Development of Rules at the National and International Levels
Working Paper 2004-1
 
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La responsabilité et le Protocole sur la biosécurité
Working Paper 2004-3
 
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Food Security and Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries
Working Paper 2003-3
 
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Sécurité alimentaire et droits de propriété intellectuelle dans les pays en développement
Working Paper 2003-04
 
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International Environmental Law in Domestic Courts: Switzerland
Working Paper 1999-1
 
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Le droit international de l'environnement dans la jurisprudence Suisse
Working Paper 1999-3
 
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Equity and Flexibility Mechanisms in the Climate Change Regime: Conceptual and Practical Issues
Working Paper 1998-1
 
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Droits de solidarité en droit international
Study written in the context of a Council of Europe Fellowship for Research in the Field of Human Rights
 
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