On the occasion of World Environment Day, NLU Assam is organizing a webinar on the topic "Is India Heading Towards a Constitutional Crisis? - A Climate Change Perspective".The Guest Speaker of the event is Dr Deepa Badrinarayana, Professor of Environmental Law, Chapman University, USA. She has many publications to her name in the field of Environmental Law. All attendees will be provided with a certificate of participation.
This guest lecture series is a part of the flagship programme "Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav", an initiative by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Date: 5th June 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (IST)
Platform: Google Meet
About half of India's population is dependent upon agriculture or other climate-sensitive sectors. Growing emissions have made it the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. Bearing this in mind, the protection of Constitutional rights is threatened by its role in advancing climate change. Part III of the Constitution of India confers Fundamental Rights, which includes Article 21, the Right to Life. The Supreme Court held that the violation of Fundamental Rights is unconstitutional without following the "procedure established by law". In the context of climate change, since there is no procedure of law by which citizens can be denied these rights, contravention of the rights constitutes a constitutional violation. In light of this, Dr Badrinarayana will discuss the current climate change laws of India. This is in addition to remedies to the violation of rights due to climate change and the shared liability among nations pertaining to climate change.
Who can Attend?
The webinar is open to all including students of law. The maximum number of participants allowed in the Google Meet is 250. Participants will be allowed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
How to Register?
- No registration fee will be charged to the attendees.
- For Registration form, click here
- The link to join the meeting and further details will be shared with registered participants.
- Email: [email protected]
- Abhishree Kashyap (+91 99575 88335)
- Vishwa Pratap Singh (+91 89626 79271)