How can you use public interest litigation to save the environment around you
by Ramanuj Mukherjee on Thursday, September 28, 2017
- Session type
- Technical level
I shifted to Goa from Delhi to run away from pollution, but there is no where to run. Even the remaining paradises will be destroyed in ywars to come unless we fight back. Public Interest Litigation is an amazing tool we can use to fight projects and activities that are not sustainable, that are changing the climate and irreversibly damaging the future of our next generation. As a lawyer, I want to empower the creative and influential lot to use the law to fight back against those who are damaging the only planet we have irreversibly for a little more cash right now. The promise is that when you leave my session, you will be ready to fight legal battles against people who pollute.
I will cover the following aspects:
- How to identify environmental violations - How to collect evidence - How to approach the court - How to find pro bono lawyers to fight on your behalf - How to file a case and where to file it - How much resources will be required
an open mind
Ramanuj is a lawyer and the CEO of India’s leading legal education company iPleaders. He has taken dozens of workshops on law for Fortune 500 companies, several IITs, NITs and National Law Universities. He has been a TEDx speaker. He regularly conceptualises workshops and online courses that are taken by thiusands of lawyers, managers and government officials. He has successfully delivered workshops on environmental law in the past and has drafted many environmental PILs himself in the past.