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A comparative study of the environmental laws of India and the UK with special reference to their enforcement

Sinha, Govind Narayan (2003)
Other thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This dissertation is a comparative study of environmental law and policy in India and the UK. The study uses research methodology based on comparative law method, concepts of lesson drawing and policy transfer from political science, and socio-legal approaches.
This study concludes that India should take measures to improve enforcement of various environmental laws, including adopting a revised policy on pollution prevention, developing an integrated approach to pollution abatement, developing a policy on prosecution and enforcement, restructuring various environmental laws to meet treaty obligations, introducing incentive based instruments for pollution abatement and adopting a cooperative approach to enforcement of the environmental laws. India may positively draw lessons from the UK in these areas. The UK may draw inspiration from the novel environmental jurisprudence developed by the Indian Supreme Court. This study also favours establishment of an environmental court in each jurisdiction.

Type of Work:Masters by Research: L.L.M. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Le Sueur, A. P. (Andrew P.)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Law
Department:Law
Additional Information:

A revised and expanded version of this thesis was published in 2010 as
Sinha, G. N.
Strengthening Indian environmental laws: new lessons and approaches
ISBN: 978-81-211-0773-0

Subjects:GE Environmental Sciences
K Law (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:220
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