The national green tribunal of India: a sustainable future through the principles of international environmental law

Gill, Gita (2014) The national green tribunal of India: a sustainable future through the principles of international environmental law. Environmental Law Review, 16 (3). pp. 183-202. ISSN 1461-4529

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/enlr.2014.16.3.217

Abstract

Access to environmental justice is the first step to the achievement of environmental justice goals by articulating in the language of equity the assurance of legal standing for all affected and interested parties; right of appeal or review; specialized environmental courts and other practical dispute resolution mechanisms.
In this context, India’s commitment to the newly formed National Green Tribunal [NGT] assumes significant practical importance. In seeking a balanced judicial forum that advances green jurisprudence, the NGT is a ‘fast –track court’ with an open forum having wide powers, staffed by judges and environmental scientific experts. Section 20 of the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 mandates the application of the principles underpinning international environmental law, namely, sustainable development, precautionary and polluter pays principles by the NGT.
This paper addresses the application of these principles in the Indian context, thereby, recognizing its international commitments for environmental protection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: access environmental justice, National Green Tribunal India, principles of international environmental law
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Gita Gill
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 19:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17513

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