The Access Initiative

The National Green Tribunal Bill         

Published: 2010

The present critique is a joint effort of members of ‘The Access Initiative – India’ (TAI-India) Coalition comprising of over 30 individuals and NGO’s from across the country. TAI-India is part of a global civil society coalition, comprising of over 150 civil society groups which works for effective enforcement of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration i.e., Access to Information, Pubic Participation and Access to Justice. The drafting of the present critique was a joint effort of lawyers, activists, academicians and administrators from both within and outside the country. This is based on their past experiences of dealing with environmental tribunals and public interest litigation in India and elsewhere. Following were the members of Core Team which collated and prepared the present critique to the proposed Green Tribunal Bill,2009 • Ritwick Dutta,(Advocate, New Delhi), Krishnendu Mukherjee (Advocate, Goa), Manoj Misra, (Peace Institute, New Delhi) • Professor William Lockhart, Professor of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US. • Lalanath De Silva, Director, The Access Initiative, Washington DC and Public Interest Environmental Lawyer, Sri Lanka

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Ritwick Dutta, Krishnendu Mukherjee, Manoj Misra, William Lockhart, Lalanath De Silva

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