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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.

Professor Gill's current British Academy Research Grant (2020-23) involves India based empirical research investigating the reach, effectiveness and impact of rehabilitation and resettlement due to compulsory land acquistion, involuntary displacement, and disregard of human rights.

Gita Gill

Key Publications

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  • 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
  • NSW Land and Environment Court’s International Outreach: Diffusion in India, Gill, G. 20 Feb 2021, An Environmental Court in Action: Function, Doctrine and Process, Oxford, Hart Publishing
  • Sustainability Transformations, Environmental Rule of Law and the Indian Judiciary: Connecting the Dots through Climate Change Litigation, Gill, G., Ramachandran, G. 19 Jun 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. 25 Feb 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
  • Environmental Standards and the Right to Life in India: Regulatory Frameworks and Judicial Enterprise, Gill, G. 23 May 2019, Environmental rights, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Precautionary Principle, its Interpretation and Application by the Indian Judiciary: ‘When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less’ Humpty Dumpty, Gill, G. Dec 2019, In: Environmental Law Review
  • The National Green Tribunal: Evolving Adjudicatory Dimensions, Gill, G. 26 Mar 2019, In: Environmental Policy and Law

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Invited talk: United Nations Environment Programme ECTs (India) 2021
  • Invited talk: Women, EIA and environmental decision-making 2021
  • Invited talk: Effectiveness: Courts and Tribunals 2021

PGR Supervision

Marcus Lee Sustainable Development in the Malaysian Energy Sector: A Governance Assessment Start Date: 01/10/2015


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