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	Taking Nature to the Courtroom in South Asia

Taking Nature to the Courtroom in South Asia

Workshop (Edinburgh)

15-16 June 2017

Venue : St Trinnean’s Room, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh


Thursday, 15 June


09.30-10.00 |Opening Remarks and Introductions


10.00-10.50 | Domenico Amirante (University of Campania)

The National Green Tribunal of India: a legal forum at the crossroads between science, environment and society.

Discussant: Jamie Cross (Edinburgh)


11.20-12.10 | Sudha Vasan (University of Delhi)              

Green courts and the production of socio-ecological assemblages in India.                                                                   

Discussant: Jamie Cross


12.10-13.00 | Anuj Bhuwania (South Asian University)

On the 'misuse' of law in India: The case of anti-cow slaughter statutes.

Discussant: Gilles Tarabout (CNRS, LESC)


14.00-14.50 | Rohit De (Yale)

Cows and constitutionalism: from religious rites to economic rights.

Discussant: Gilles Tarabout


14.50-15.40 | Nayanika Mathur (Sussex)

The government of crooked big cats in India, 1972-2017.

Discussant: Heid Jerstad (Edinburgh)


16.00-16.50 | Diane Philiponet  (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès)

'Monkeys come from the forest' State management of problems linked to monkeys in North Indian cities.

Discussant: Heid Jerstad


Synthesising discussion: Sally Engle Merry (New York University)



Friday, 16 June


09.10-10.00 | Anthony Good (Edinburgh)

Animal sacrifice and the law in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Discussant: Filippo Osella (Sussex)


10.00-10.50 | Daniela Berti  (CNRS, CEH)

Animal sacrifice under judicial scrutiny. Moral reforms and religious freedom in India.

Discussant: Filippo Osella (Sussex)


11.20-12.10 | Raphael Voix (CNRS, CEIAS)

Animal sacrifice in West Bengal; practice, contestation and the state.

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier (CNRS, CEIAS)


12.10-13.00 |Chiara Letizia (Univ. of Quebec in Montreal) & Blandine Ripert (CNRS Paris, CSH Delhi)

'Not in the name of religion.' A Supreme Court verdict on animal sacrifice in Nepal.

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier


14.00-14.50 | Joelle Smadja   (CNRS, CEH)

A chronicle of law implementation in environmental conflicts: the case of Kaziranga National Park in Assam (North-East India).

Discussant: Tobias Kelly (Edinburgh)


14.50-15.40 | Kelly D. Alley & Tarini Mehta & Tarini Mehta

Draining activism: delay and persistence in India’s legal discourse.

Discussant: Tobias Kelly


16.10-17.15 | Synthesising discussion: K. Sivaramakrishnan (Yale)


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