Activities & Events

   

Issues and Challenges Relating to Groundwater Management in the Context of Climate Change

The National Law University Delhi (NLUD) organised a workshop on Issues and Challenges Relating to Groundwater Management in the Context of Climate Change on 21 June 2014 in Dwarka, New Delhi. This workshop was the second workshop of the 2013-2015 partnership project on Climate Change and Groundwater Management: An Indian Law and Society Comparative Study jointly run by the Law, Environment, Development Centre (LEDC), School of Law, SOAS University of London and the National Law University, Delhi in the context of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

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Mining, Law and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities

The Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC), SOAS-University of London is organising a one day workshop on Mining, Law and Equity on 19 May 2014 at SOAS.

Mining is at the very centre of the process of development because it is seen as a key driver of economic development while often having disastrous human and/or environmental consequences. It has escaped significant policy attention for a long time because mining often takes place in the remotest areas inhabited by people who are usually the least able to assert their rights legally or politically. In addition, the environmental and/or human consequences may not be immediately visible, necessitating legal frameworks to address long-term consequences.

This workshop will explore a broad set of law, policy and governance issues. It will bring together a mix of researchers, lawyers, campaigners, and professionals from UK, Europe and Asia to take this debate forward.

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Groundwater and Climate Change: Comparative and International Law and Policy Dimensions - Lessons for India

The Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC), SOAS-University of London is organising a workshop in the context of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) project on ‘Climate Change and Groundwater Management: An Indian Law and Society Comparative Study’ jointly run by School of Law, SOAS – University of London and the National Law University, Delhi with the support of the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) on Groundwater and Climate Change: Comparative and International Law and Policy Dimensions - Lessons for India on 24-25 January 2014 at SOAS.

This workshop will bring together experts on climate change law and policy and experts on groundwater law and policy to discuss and debate legal, policy and institutional issues concerning groundwater in the context of climate change. Major issues that will be discussed include international law and policy (for instance, the International Law Commission rules), regional regimes (for instance, the Guarani aquifer) and domestic legal regimes.

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Workshop on the International and Comparative Perspectives of the Right to Sanitation, 2013

This workshop organised at SOAS, University of London in May 2013 was based on five briefing papers written by IELRC members. These five briefing papers can be found on the following links:

Regulation of Sanitation in India – Basic Features (Philippe Cullet)

Rural Context for the Right to Sanitation in India (Sujith Koonan)

Indian Legal Framework for Sanitation in Urban Areas (Lovleen Bhullar)

Indian Legal Framework for Environment and Health Dimensions of Wastewater Disposal (Lovleen Bhullar)

Prohibition of Manual Scavenging and Protection of the Rights of Sanitation Workers in India (Sujith Koonan)

You can also find the following presentations on the following links:

Philippe Cullet: Sanitation law in India: Towards a comprehensive conceptual framework

Sujith Koonan: Rural sanitation law and policy framework in India

For more information on the workshop, follow this link.

Inaugural lecture - Reforming Water Law and Policy in India

Professor Cullet's inaugural lecture on 7 March 2012 at the School of Oriental and African Studies [read more]

Right to Sanitation - Lessons from India

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) with the support of the Law Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies University of London (SOAS) organised a workshop on the Right to Sanitation - Lessons from India in Geneva on 2728 January 2011.

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Water Law Reforms and the Right to Water:  Lessons from India

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) and the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London (SOAS) organised a conference on Water Law Reforms and the Right to Water:  Lessons from India in Geneva on
23 – 24 January 2009.

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Water Rights, Equity and Water Law Reforms in India

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) organised a consultation on Water Rights, Equity and Water Law Reforms in India on 19 April 2008.

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Intellectual Property and Economic Partnership Agreements: Negotiating Options and Prospects for Development in ACP Regions

Download the presentations made by Dr Cullet on plant variety and his presentation on traditional knowledge

14-15 May 2007, Capacity Building in Support of the Preparation of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), ACP Secretariat, Brussels

Legal Aspects of Water Sector Reforms

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) organised a workshop on Legal Aspects of Water Sector Reforms in Geneva on 20-21 April 2007.

For more information about this, please visit our dedicated website

Water, Law and the Commons

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) organised a workshop on Water, Law and the Commons in Delhi from 8 to 10 December 2006.

For more information about this, please visit our dedicated website

Conference on Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice:
Perspectives on Land Restitution in South Africa:

Keynote Speech: Righting Wrongs - Confronting Dispossession in Post-Colonial Contexts

13-15 September 2006, Houw Hoek Inn, Cape Town [ Download the presentation made by Prof. Kameri-Mbote ]

Biosafety Forum on Liability and Redress:
Keynote presentation by Dr Cullet on the development of liability and redress rules at national and international levels

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2006

Water & Global Security:
Integrating Environmental Peacemaking in the Reforms of the United Nations
Side-event at the Commission on Sustainable Development

22 April 2005, Conference Room 2, 1:15pm - 2:45pm, UN Headquarter [ more info ]

Dr Cullet's presentation at the Discussion Panel - Book Launch on " Whose Rules of the Game?  Bioprospecting and Drug Research in Developing Countries" UNU Institute for New Technologies/ International Commission on Trade and Sustainable Development

Conference Room 5, United Nations, New York, 19 April 2005 [ more info ]

Access to Justice by Disadvantaged Groups

Dr Muralidhar made a presentation at the Expert Seminar on Democracy and the Rule of Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva 28 February-2 March 2005.

Twenty years after the Bhopal disaster
A conference co-organised with SOAS, London, 23 October 2004 [ more info ]

758th Wilton Park conference on Environment, Development & Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peace making
16-19 September 2004, Wilton Park (UK)

Presentation entitled: Stakeholder Discourse in the Nile Basin

Download the presentation made by Dr Kameri-Mbote

Stakholders Dialogue – Great Lakes, September 2004

Presentation entitled: Environment & Conflict Linkages: An Overview

Download the presentation made by Dr Kameri-Mbote

European Patent Office Annual Member States Meeting;
Panel Discussion on the Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Prague, 12 July 2004.

Keynote presentation entitled "Integrating IPRs and Development Policy"

Download the presentation made by Dr Cullet

Liability @ COP/MOP1 in Kuala Lumpur

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) organised with the support of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscapes (SAEFL) two side-events on liability and redress at the first Conference of the Parties / Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2004.

For more information about these side-events, please visit our dedicated website

Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (Kenya) and the Biosafety Interdisciplinary Network (RIBios) of the University of Geneva hosted a Workshop on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol in Mombasa from 22 to 26 September 2003 with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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Keynote presentation and debate with Commerce Minister Weerawit Weeraworarit at "‘A Dialogue on Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy"
Thai-UK IP Law week organised by the British Council, February 2003.

Participation and co-organisation of environmental law research seminars at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 2001-2003. [ more info ]

Dr Cullet's expert submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Indian Parliament on the Patents (Amendment) Bill, September 2001.

Conference on Access to Justice

Stanford University (USA), June 1998.

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