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Prof Gita Gill


Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Gita Gill has been an academic since 1993, formerly employed at India’s leading university, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, where she experienced a distinguished academic career finishing her tenure as a Reader in 2011. In August 2011 Professor Gill joined the School of Law, Northumbria University.

Professor Gill's research interest forms a coherent body reflecting the thematic issues: importance of access of justice in environmental matters, promotion of social justice agenda, SDGs, sustainability and good governance in Asia with a focus on India. In 2013-16, funded by a British Academy grant, she examined the casework and environmental jurisprudence of India's National Green Tribunal. Her research findings were published in Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal (2017, Routledge UK). In 2019, the book was published in Chinese.


Gita Gill

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  • Climate change response mechanisms and the risk of increasing vulnerability: conceptual background and pathways of change, Behnassi, M., Ramachandran, G., Gill, G. 2022, The Climate-Conflict-Migration Nexus from a Human Security Perspective, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • The International Outreach of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales: Diffusion in India, Gill, G. 28 Jul 2022, An Environmental Court in Action , Oxford, Hart Publishing
  • Biodiversity and the Indian judiciary: tracing the trajectory, Gill, G., Chowdhary, N., Srivastava, N. 25 Jul 2021, In: BRICS Law Journal
  • Judicial Craftsmanship: Evolving Environmental Tortious Dimensions in India, Gill, G. 9 Sep 2021, Italian Yearbook of Comparative Law
  • Sustainability Transformations, Environmental Rule of Law and the Indian Judiciary: Connecting the Dots through Climate Change Litigation, Gill, G., Ramachandran, G. 1 Sep 2021, In: Environmental Law Review
  • 环境司法裁判如何适用风险预防原则?: ——中印比较的视角, Gill, G., Zhou, D. Jul 2021, In: Environmental Law Review Wuhan University
  • Just Sustainabilities and Sustainable Development Goals in the time of Covid-19*, Gill, G. 25 Sep 2020, In: Law, Environment and Development Journal
  • Environmental Constitutionalism in India: Judicial Recognition and Application, Gill, G. 31 Aug 2019, Le constitutionnalisme environnemental, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, Peter Lang

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  • Climate Change and Decarbonisation: 'Interdisciplinary Hopping' to strengthen enablers and tackle barriers to a green transition., Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), Natural Environment Research Council, 01/01/22 - 31/03/22, 0.00
  • Land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement of vulnerable poor communities: criticalities and scrutiny of law in Gujarat, India, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 01/02/21 - 31/07/22, £10,000.00
  • The National Green Tribunal, India: A reform for Environmental Justice, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 15/06/14 - 14/11/15, £7,920.00

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  • Invited talk: Sustainability Transformations, Judiciary and Climate Litigation 2021
  • Other: Climate Change National Rapporteur for India, Sabin Centre Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation, Columbia University, New York, USA 2021
  • Invited talk: 'EIA in India: Speak up Madam! Your Voice Matters' 2021
  • Invited talk: Legal Research: My Journey from Global South to Global North 2021
  • Oral presentation: 'Just Sustainabilities and the SDGs: Towards New Opportunities’ 2021
  • Invited talk: 'India’s Jal Jeevan Mission: Opportunities and Challenges', Water Awareness Workshop 2021
  • Invited talk: The National Green Tribunal: Its Working and Effectiveness 2021
  • Invited talk: International Legal Framework on Climate Change: A Gender Perspective 2021
  • Invited talk: Covid-19 and Environmental Challenges: Role of Youth 2021
  • Invited talk: The National Green Tribunal and its Functioning 2021

  • Luke Johnson Unpacking Ecocide: an investigation into the principles of Ecocide from across the globe in order to assist the domestic transposition of the crime into UK law Start Date: 25/04/2022
  • Marcus Lee Sustainable Development in the Malaysian Energy Sector: A Governance Assessment Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/03/2022

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