Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. T. Sankaran, Judge, High Court of Kerala and President, Board of Governors, Kerala Judicial Academy, released LexisNexis’s book ‘Environmental Law in India, 4th Edition,’ at NUALS, Kochi, on the evening of August 11, 2016, in presence of eminentdignitaries like Professor Rose Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, NUALS;Mr. S. Subhash Chand, Advocate, High Court of Kerala; and Mr. Mahadev M. G., Registrar, NUALS;along with members of faculty, bar, media and students.
On the occasion, Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. T. Sankaran said, “This book incorporates the landmark judgments delivered by the Constitutional Courts in India. It includes an exhaustive discussion and a critical dialogue on landmark judgments. The author,Dr. P Leelakrishnan, has given examples fromthe Vedas, Upanishads and Purans that talk about the importance of nature and environment.” He added, “It’s our responsibility to save the environment by creating and following strong environmental laws.”
During the occasion, Professor Rose Varghese congratulated Dr. P Leelakrishnan for writing a wonderful book and said, “The book exhaustively deals with the constitutional mandate for environmental protection, judicial review of decisions affecting environment, problems hovering around the Bhopal Gas Tragedy andthe litigation connected therewith, environment impact assessment and public participation in the assessment process. This book also contains a qualitative analysis of the laws relating to the field with references to international conventions wherever necessary and the growing jurisprudence evolved by the judiciary.”
Mr. Vikesh Dhyani, Director Marketing, Customer Discovery & Innovation, LexisNexis® India – Legal & Professional, said, “The book is completely updated in respect of all relevant legislations, case law and judgments. It provides critical analysis of judgments, in addition to providing the ratios and doctrines laid down therein. Discussing the subject with a comparative analysis approach, the book also provides a perspective prevailing in different jurisdictions.”
During the event, Mr. Sachin Tripathi, Marketing Manager, LexisNexis India-South Asia, said, “This book is especially designed for students pursuing three-year or five-year degree course in law in different educational institutes including National Law Schools. With its comprehensive and exhaustive coverage on this area of law, it is expected to serve as a useful reference for practicing lawyers, social activists, researchers and students working in various fields, such as human rights, and also for the students of environment.”
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