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[Webinar Alert] Justice Surya Kant to speak on “Environment & The Economy” in Webinar on August 1

The webinar is being hosted by the CAN Foundation and the HPNLU on August 1, 2020

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The CAN Foundation and the Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla will be hosting Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Former Chief Justice, Himachal Pradesh High Court as the Keynote Speaker in a webinar on “Environment & The Economy: Reimagining Key Concepts & Precepts”.

Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta will be one of the co-panelists for the upcoming Online Interactive Session.

Justice Surya Kant, Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta
Justice Surya Kant, Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta

In the Keynote Address, Justice Surya Kant, Judge, will share his views on the following themes:-

  1. Key Principles of Environmental Law and their Relevance (Polluter Pays Principle, Precautionary Principle and Public Trust Doctrine)

  2. Understanding the Application of Absolute Liability and Strict Liability

  3. The Environmental Jurisprudence Developed and Championed by the Supreme Court of India

Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta will speak on:-

  1. Understanding the Principle of Non-Regression & Analysing the Environment impact Assessment 2020

  2. Adjudging the efficacy of the National Green Tribunal as an ombudsman in achieving its objectives. The shortcomings and the ways in which it can be made an efficacious body for tackling environmental issues. 

  3. Comprehending the Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) in the present times.

The Session shall be moderated by Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Partner, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan (L&S) and Parthsarathi Jha, Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice.

Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Parthsarathi Jha
Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Parthsarathi Jha

Charanya Lakshmikumaran heads the firm’s High Court and Supreme Court practice at New Delhi. She has had a prolific run while being associated with the Office of the Attorney General For India, KK Venugopal.

Parathsarathi Jha is an Alumni of the Hidayatullah National Law University and earned his LL.M. at Harvard Law School. He has a vast history of advising the Government of India on Trade and Energy-related rights and obligations.

The Welcome Address will be delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Nishtha Jaiswal, Vice-Chancellor, HPNLU, Shimla.

The Session is scheduled for August 1, 2020, at 11:30 am.

Interested persons are invited to Register themselves through the link below:

The Session is being organised with the help of SCC-EBC Group in the capacity of Knowledge Partners.

Read the Brochure:

Webinar Brochure - August 1.pdf
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