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Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by Jona Razzaque

Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

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By Jona Razzaque
Publish Date
02/20/2004
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Kluwer Law International
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This research examines the growth and expansion of public interest environmental litigation (PIEL) in India and analyses the changes that are influencing the development of PIEL in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The necessity for this research lies in the rapid degradation of environment and the need of efficient environmental management in the three countries of the South Asian region. Here, we compare the legal systems of the three countries from the environmental point of view, discuss new ideas and directions and critically analyse the legal provisions that would help to apply environmental norms. These offer the legislators a chance to find out what can be applied in their own region, thus developing their existing legal mechanisms. About the author

Jona Razzaque is barrister and holds a PhD in law from the University of London. She works in the field of access to environmental justice and has published numerous articles on this issue. She taught law in Queen Mary College and School of Oriental and African Studies under the University of London. She is currently working as a lawyer in the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) on cross-themed projects related to bio-diversity, trade and climate change.

ISBN: 9789041122148
Pages: 552
SKU: 9041122141
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Outline of the Book, Contents, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, List of Cases, List of Tables, List of Charts, List of Statutes, Table of Treaties and Other Instruments Chapter 1 Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Part A: Introduction 1. General Introduction 2. Reasons behind choosing India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 3. A Note on Methodology 4. Scope and Structure of the Book Part B: Public Interest Environmental Litigation 1. Historical Development of Public Interest Litigation 2. Development of Public Interest Environmental Litigation Chapter 2 Environmental Protection and the Constitution 1. General Introduction 2. The Constitution of India and Environmental Protection 3. The Constitution of Bangladesh and Environmental Protection 4. The Constitution of Pakistan and Environmental Protection 5. Fundamental Rights and the Protection of Environment Chapter 3 Environmental Regulation and Regulatory Mechanisms in Environmental Management in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 1. General Introduction 2. Conceptual Framework of Environmental Regulation 3. Regulatory Mechanisms of Environmental Management Chapter 4 Application of Judicial Procedures and Remedies in PIEL in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 1. General Introduction 2. Available Procedural Rights under the Constitution and its Use in Environmental Cases 3. Use of Common Law and Criminal Law in Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 4. Use of Civil Procedural Rights in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Chapter 5 Civil and Criminal Remedies, Cost and Funding in PIEL 1. General Introduction 2. Available Civil and Criminal Remedies used in Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 3. Expenses in Environmental Litigation Chapter 6 Interest, Representation and Standing in Public Interest Environmental Litigation Part A: General 1. General Introduction 2. Standing Rules in Environmental Cases: Application in the UK and in the USA Part B: Issue of Standing in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan 3. Development of the Issue of Standing in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 4. Factors Taken into Account by the Court 5. Question of Standing in Environmental Cases 6. Refusal of Standing in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Chapter 7 Application of IEL in the National Legal Systems of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 1. General Introduction 2. Sustainable Development and its Application in the National Court 3. Intergenerational Equity and its Application in the National Court 4. The Precautionary Principle and its Application in the National Court 5. Polluter Pays Principle and its Application in National Court Chapter 8 Alternative Environmental Forum, Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 1 Introduction Part A 2. Separate Forum of Environmental Dispute Settlement Part B 3. Introduction 4. Access to Environmental Information in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 5. Public participation in the environmental decision making in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Chapter 9 Concluding Observations 1. General Introduction 2. Findings from Chapters 2, 3 and 4 3. Findings from Chapter 5, 6 and 7 4. Findings from Chapter 8 5. Concluding Thoughts Bibliography, Index

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