ILS Hariyali Report 2016-17

Faculty Coordinator: – Dr. Suvarna Nilakh
Student Coordinators – Oorjasvi Goswami, Kritika Shekhawat, Shreya Shukla, Umang Kapoor, Harshita Garg and Satyajit Landage.

The Academic year 2016-17 commenced with an introduction to the Cell’s activities and the career prospects in Environmental Law. A session was conducted to introduce the students to the existing Environmental Laws in India. There was a special session conducted on the Wildlife Conservation Laws in India to educate the students about how we are lawyers not just for humans. To introduce the students to the International scenario as regards to Environmental protection and laws governing the same a session was held on Introduction to the International Environmental Laws.

Students of the cell also participated in the 17th International Wildlife Conference organised by Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Law College, Pune in collaboration with University of Cologne, Germany, Stetson University College of Law, USA and The Wildlife Trust of India. The burning issue of Narmada Bachao Andalon was also discussed in one of the sessions conducted by the cell and the intricacies of the Sardar Sarovar Project were discussed. To understand the role of State policy in forming Environmental Laws a session was conducted on “State of Polity vis-a-vis Environment”. The deteriorating air quality and pollution level in our National Capital was also discussed in one of the sessions. Both the national and international perspective of Climate Change and Rule of Law were also a topic of discussion. To understand the interface of Environmnetal law with Intellectual property Laws, a session was conducted on ‘Intellectual Property, Innovation and Environment Protection’.

One Day Conference on “River Pollution in India: Socio-Legal issues”, 9th January 2017

The ILS Environmental Law Cell (Hariyali) organized One Day Conference on “River Pollution in India: Socio-Legal issues” in association with Kirloskar Vasundhra International Film Festival on 9th January, 2017. We were delighted to host Dr. Vijay Oak and Dr. Pratap Salunkhe as resource persons. Dr. Oak critically examined the legal dimensions of river pollution in India wherein Dr. Salunkhe spoke about jurisprudential and social aspects of river pollution in India. Nearly 50 people participated in this conference.

Extempore Moot Court Competition, 8th February, 2017

The Cell conducted its 1st Extempore Moot Court Competition on 8th February, 2017 with a participation of around 45 students from different batches and served as a great learning experience for one and all. The competiton had two moot problems. The first one included issues pertaining to laws on Water pollution, noise pollution and Constitution. It was drafted by Oorjasvi Goswami, Kritika Shekhawat and Harshita Garg. The other was on Wildlife laws drafted by Shreya Shukla and Umang Kapoor.

The competition was conducted in two rounds. The preliminary round was judges by final year students of the college. A total of 5 students qualified to the finals, which was judged by Dr. Deepa Paturkar and Dr. Suvarna Nilakh. Trophies and Certificates were given to the winners. Winners are as follows:-

    1. First position – Sagar Samant (II BA LLB)
    2. Second position – T. Jasper (I BA LLB)
    3. Third position by Pritesh Jain (II BA LLB)

The closing session of the cell was conducted on 15th March, 2017. All these activities were carried by continuous hard work of the student coordinators of the cell.