Eco-Warriors in Robes: Indian Judiciary’s Proactive Approach in Safeguarding the Environment

  • Navmi Joshi
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  • Navmi Joshi

    LL.M. Student at ICFAI Law School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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This research article examines the role of the Indian judiciary in ensuring environmental protection through public interest litigation (PIL) and the development of judicial principles. It provides an overview of the evolution of PIL in India, the constitutional provisions and environmental legislations, and landmark Supreme Court judgments that have shaped India's environmental jurisprudence. The article also discusses the establishment and functioning of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as a specialized forum for environmental adjudication and the impact of judicial interventions on environmental protection. It concludes by outlining future prospects for the Indian judiciary's role in environmental protection and offering recommendations to enhance judicial effectiveness in environmental matters.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1577 - 1590


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