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Professor Philippe Cullet

LLB (Geneva) LLM (London) MA (London) JSD (Stanford)

Overview

Philippe Cullet
School of Law

Professor of International and Environmental Law

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)

Chair, Centre of Law, Environment and Development

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Water and Development

Member, Centre for Water and Development

Name:
Professor Philippe Cullet
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4651
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
226
Office Hours:
Wednesday 15:00 to 17:00

Biography

Philippe Cullet is Professor of international and environmental law. He came to teach at SOAS with qualifications in law and development studies from Geneva University, London (King’s College and SOAS) and Stanford University.

Professor Cullet’s main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources, human rights and the socio-economic aspects of intellectual property. He works on these at the international level and in India. His current research includes work on water law and governance with a particular focus on groundwater, drinking water, sanitation and institutional reforms in India; equity in environmental law; biodiversity, including benefit sharing and biosafety; and justice, with a particular focus on environmental and water rights.

Philippe has published widely in his various areas of research. His books include Water Law, Poverty and Development – Water Law Reforms in India (Oxford University Press, 2009), Intellectual Property Protection and Sustainable Development (Butterworths, 2005) and Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Ashgate, 2003).

Philippe oversees the two postgraduate degrees in environmental law in the School of Law, the LLM in Environmental Law and the MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. He also convenes the Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC) and is the Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD Journal), a peer-reviewed academic journal published at lead-journal.org.

Beyond SOAS, Philippe is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He has been closely involved in policymaking and was, for instance, the Convenor of the Sub-group on Legal Issues Related to Groundwater Management and Regulation of the Planning Commission of India that prepared the draft Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011, and a Member of the Planning Commission of India’s Sub-group that prepared the draft National Water Framework Law, 2011.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Aida Tamer-Chammas, Accountability for environmental damage arising out of armed conflict under international law
  • Chung-Hsien Lee , Law, Norms and Administrative Rules in Climate Change Flexible Mechanisms – Legal Framework in Global Environmental Governance (working title)
  • Fu-Lin Cheng, Rethinking the Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibility in International Climate Change Regime and its Implication to Taiwan
  • Osifunke Sekinah Ekundayo, Legal protection of children's right to free and compulsory primary education in Nigeria: Sources of difficulties and prospects
  • Yuan Qiong Hu, Transforming Patent Paradigm for Essential Health Innovation: Alternative Conceptual Framework Building towards Open Innovation (working title)

Research

Inaugural Lecture

Prof Philippe Cullet Inaugural Lecture: Reforming Water Law and Policy in India

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Global
Country Expertise
  • India
  • Kenya
Languages
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Publications

Authored Books

Cullet, Philippe (2009) Water Law, Poverty, and Development - Water Sector Reforms in India. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cullet, Philippe and Ravi, Rajendra [translator] (2008) फिलिप कुलेट, बौद्विक सम्‍पदा संरक्षण और टिकाऊ विकास [Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development]. Delhi: Vani Prakashan.

Cullet, Philippe (2005) Intellectual Property Protection and Sustainable Development. New Delhi: Lexis-Nexis & Butterworths.

Cullet, Philippe (2003) Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law. Ashgate.

Edited Books

Cullet, Philippe and Koonan, Sujith, eds. (2011) Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, eds. (2010) Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanthan, Usha, eds. (2009) Water Law for the Twenty-First Century - National and International Aspects of Water Law Reform in India. Abingdon: Routledge.

Cullet, Philippe, ed. (2007) The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, A., eds. (2004) Key Materials in International Environmental Law. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Dommen, C. and Cullet, Philippe, eds. (1998) Droit international de l'environnement - Textes de base et références. London: Kluwer Law International.

Book Chapters

Cullet, Philippe (2014) 'A Meandering Jurisprudence of the Court – The Evolving Case Law Related to Water.' In: Suresh, Mayur and Narrain , Siddharth , (eds.), The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India. Orient Blackswan, pp. 139-161.

Cullet, Philippe (2014) 'The Human Right to Water in Rural India – Promises and Challenges.' In: Stern , Steve and Straus , Scott, (eds.), The Human Rights Paradox – Universality and Its Discontents. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 204-223.

Cullet, Philippe (2012) 'Water Use and Rights – India.' In: Geall, Sam and Liu, Jingjing and Pellissery, Sony, (eds.), The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, pp. 393-395.

Cullet, Philippe (2011) 'Evolving Regulatory Framework for Rural Drinking Water – Need for Further Reforms.' In: India Infrastructure Report 2011 – Water: Policy and Performance for Sustainable Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 151-161.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'The Kyoto Protocol and Vulnerability: Human Rights and Equity Dimensions.' In: Humphreys, Stephen, (ed.), Human Rights and Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 183-206.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Water Law – Evolving Regulatory Framework.' In: Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, (eds.), Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, pp. 26-52.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Introduction.' In: Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, (eds.), Water Governance in Motion: Towards Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Water Laws. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-8.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Common but Differentiated Responsibilities.' In: Fitzmaurice, Malgosia and Ong, David and Merkouris, Panos, (eds.), Research Handbook on International Environmental Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 161-181. (Research handbooks in international law series)

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Environment and Development – The Missing Link.' In: Faundez, Julio and Tan, Celine, (eds.), International Law, Economic Globalization and Developing Countries. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 354-378.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Groundwater Regulation – Towards a new Framework (with Special Reference to Uttar Pradesh).' In: Bhargava, R.N. and Sinha, R.S. and Dutta, V., (eds.), Sustainable Groundwater Management – Action and Implementation Strategies for Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow: Connoisseur, pp. 81-92.

Cullet, Philippe (2009) 'Drinking Water Reforms.' In: Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, (eds.), Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 160-181.

Cullet, Philippe and Gupta, Joyeeta (2009) 'Evolution of Water Law and Policy in India.' In: The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water. Springer Academic Publishers, pp. 157-173.

Cullet, Philippe (2009) 'Environmental Justice in the Use and Exploitation of Genetic Resources.' In: Ebbesson, Jonas and Okowa, Phoebe, (eds.), Environmental Law and Justice in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 371-389.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa (2009) 'Introduction.' In: Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, (eds.), Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-7.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa (2009) 'Final Remarks.' In: Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland Gualtieri, Alix and Madhav, Roopa and Ramanathan, Usha, (eds.), Water Law for the Twenty-first Century: National and International Aspects of Water Law Reforms in India. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 311-316.

Cullet, Philippe (2009) 'Rethinking the Legal Regime for Climate Change: The Human Rights and Equity Imperative.' In: Böhm, Steffen and Dabhi, Siddhartha, (eds.), Upsetting the Offset – The Political Economy of Carbon Markets. London: MayFly Books, pp. 292-306.

Cullet, Philippe (2007) 'The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: An Overview.' In: Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 1-40.

Cullet, Philippe (2007) 'Water Law Reforms in India.' In: Eberhard, Christoph, (ed.), Law, Land Use and the Environment - Afro-Indian Dialogues. Pondicherry: Institut français, pp. 497-526.

Cullet, Philippe and Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (2007) 'International Property Protection and Sustainable Development – Towards a Common African Institutional Framework and Strategy.' In: Veena, V., (ed.), Intellectual Property Rights - An Overview. Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.

Cullet, Philippe and Biber-Klemm, S. and Cottier, T. and Szymura, D. (2006) 'The Current Law of Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge.' In: Biber-Klemm, S. and Cottier, T., (eds.), Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives. Wallingford: CABI, p. 56.

Cullet, Philippe and Germann, C. and Müller, A. and Pasadilla, G. (2006) 'Intellectual Property Rights, Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge.' In: Biber-Klemm, S. and Cottier, T., (eds.), Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives. Wallingford: CABI, p. 112.

Cullet, Philippe and Biber-Klemm, S. and Germann, C. and Müller, A. and Curci, J. (2006) 'Flanking Policies in National and International Law.' In: Biber-Klemm, S. and Cottier, T., (eds.), Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives. Wallingford: CABI, p. 239.

Cullet, Philippe and Biber-Klemm, S. and Kummer Peiry, K. (2006) 'New Collective Policies.' In: Biber-Klemm, S. and Cottier, T., (eds.), Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives. Wallingford: CABI, p. 283.

Cullet, Philippe and Gowlland-Gualtieri, A (2005) 'Local Communities and Water Investments.' In: Brown Weiss, E and Boisson, L and Bernasconi-Osterwalder, N, (eds.), Fresh Water and International Economic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 303-330.

Cullet, Philippe (2003) 'Patents and Health in Developing Countries.' In: Hatchard, J and Perry, A, (eds.), Law and Development: Facing Complexity in the 21st Century. Cavendish (London), pp. 78-98.

Cullet, Philippe (2002) 'Switzerland.' In: Anderson, M and Galizzi, P, (eds.), International Environmental Law in National Courts. British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London), pp. 195-215.

Cullet, Philippe (2002) 'Desertification.' In: UNESCO, , (ed.), Knowledge for Sustainable Development. EOLSS Publishers (Oxford).

Cullet, Philippe (2002) 'Intellectual Property and Environment: Impacts of the TRIPS Agreement on Environmental Law Making in India.' In: Biermann, F, (ed.), Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change "Global Environmental Change and the Nation State". Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany), pp. 26-30.

Articles

Cullet, Philippe (2014) 'In Defence of Free Water – Beyond The Delhi Experiment.' The Statesman . p. 6.

Cullet, Philipp (2014) 'Water as a Human Right and Economic Good: Policy Challenges for Europe.' Government Gazette . p. 22.

Cullet, Philippe (2014) 'Groundwater Law in India – Towards a Framework Ensuring Equitable Access and Aquifer Protection.' Journal of Environmental Law, 26 (1).

Cullet, Philippe (2013) 'Right to Water in India – Plugging Conceptual and Practical Gaps.' International Journal of Human Rights, 17 (1). pp. 56-78.

Cullet, Philippe (2013) 'Governing the Environment without CoPs – The Case of Water.' International Community Law Review, 15 . pp. 123-135.

Cullet, Philippe (2013) 'Proposed Union Water Laws: Need to Rethink the Premises.' The Asian Journal – Journal of Transport and Infrastructure , 1 (1). pp. 55-63.

Cullet, Philippe (2012) 'Is Water Policy the New Water Law? – Rethinking the Place of Law in Water Sector Reforms.' IDS Bulletin, 43 (2). pp. 69-78.

Cullet, Philippe (2012) 'The Groundwater Model Bill 13 Rethinking Regulation for the Primary Source of Water.' Economic and Political Weekly, 47 (45). pp. 40-47.

Cullet, Philippe (2011) 'Realisation of the Fundamental Right to Water in Rural Areas – Implications of the Evolving Policy Framework for Drinking Water.' Economic and Political Weekly, 46 (12). pp. 56-62.

Cullet, Philippe (2011) 'Water Law in a Globalised World – Need for a New Conceptual Framework.' Journal of Environmental Law, 23 (2). pp. 233-254.

Cullet, Philippe (2010) 'Water Sector Reforms and Courts In India – Lessons from The Evolving Case Law.' Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 19 (3). pp. 328-338.

Cullet, Philippe (2009) 'New Policy Framework for Rural Drinking Water Supply – The Swajaldhara Guidelines.' Economic and Political Weekly, 44 (50). pp. 47-54.

Cullet, Philippe (2008) 'The Global Warming Regime After 2012: Towards a Focus on Equity, vulnerability and Human Rights.' Economic and Political Weekly, 43 (28). pp. 109-117.

Cullet, Philippe (2007) 'Domestic Policy Options: International Trends in Liability and Redress.' Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 9 (3). pp. 1-18.

Cullet, Philippe (2007) 'Liability and Redress for Human-Induced Global Warming – Towards an International Regime.' Stanford Journal of International Law, 43A . pp. 99-121.

Cullet, Philippe (2007) 'Human Rights and Intellectual Property Protection in the TRIPS Era.' Human Rights Quarterly, 29 (2). pp. 403-430.

Cullet, Philippe (2006) 'Agricultural Genetic Engineering, International Law and Development.' Indian Journal of International Law, 46 (3). pp. 388-405.

Cullet, Philippe (2006) 'Water Law Reforms – Analysis of Recent Developments.' Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 48 (2). p. 206.

Cullet, Philippe (2006) 'Liability and Redress for Modern Biotechnology.' Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2004, 15 . p. 165.

Cullet, Philippe (2005) 'Monsanto v Schmeiser: A Landmark Decision concerning Farmer Liability and transgenic Contamination.' Journal of Environmental Law, 17 . pp. 83-108.

Cullet, Philippe (2005) 'Seeds Regulation, Food Security and Sustainable Development.' Economic & Political Weekly, 40 (32). pp. 3607-3613.

Cullet, Philippe (2004) 'Responsabilité et biotechnologie.' Revue européenne des sciences sociales, XLII . pp. 181-202.

Cullet, Philippe (2004) 'Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security in the South.' The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 7 (3). pp. 261-286.

Cullet, Philippe and Raja, J. (2004) 'Intellectual Property Rights and Biodiversity Management: The Case of India.' Global Environmental Politics, 4 (1). pp. 97-114.

Cullet, Philippe (2003) 'Patents and Medicines: the Relationship between TRIPS and the Human Right to Health.' International Affairs, 79 (1). pp. 139-160.

Cullet, Philippe and Kolluru, R (2003) 'Plant Variety Protection and Farmers' Rights - Towards a Broader Understanding.' Delhi Law Review, vol. 2 . pp. 41-59.

Cullet, Philippe (2002) 'Amended Patents Act and Access to Medicines after Doha.' Economic and Political Weekly, vol. X . pp. 2278-80.

Cullet, Philippe and Kameri-Mbote, P (2002) 'Biological Diversity Management in Africa: Legal and Policy Perspectives in the run-up to WSSD.' Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, vol. 1 . pp. 38-52.

Cullet, Philippe (2001) 'Plant Variety Protection in Africa – Towards Compliance with the TRIPS Agreement.' Journal of African Law, 45 (1). pp. 97-122.

Cullet, Philippe (2001) 'Human Rights and Displacement - The Indian Supreme Court Decision on Sardar Sarovar in International Rerspective.' International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 50 (4). pp. 973-987.

Cullet, Philippe (2001) 'Property Rights over Biological Resources. India's Proposed Legislative Framework.' The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 4 (2). pp. 211-230.

Cullet, Philippe (1999) 'Differential Treatment in International Law: Towards a new Paradigm of Inter-State Relations.' European Journal of International Law, 10 (3). pp. 549-582.

Kameri-Mbote, P. and Cullet, Philippe (1999) 'Agro-biodiversity and International Law - a Conceptual Framework.' Journal of Environmental Law, 11 (2). pp. 257-279.

Cullet, Philippe (1999) 'Revision of the TRIPS Agreement Concerning the Protection of Plant Varieties.' The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 2 (4). pp. 617-656.

Cullet, Philippe (1999) 'Equity and Flexibility Mechanisms in the Climate Change Regime: Conceptual and Practical Issues.' Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 8 (2). pp. 168-179.

Cullet, Philippe and Kameri-Mbote, P. (1998) 'Joint Implementation and Forestry Projects: Conceptual and Operational Fallacies.' International Affairs, 74 (2). pp. 393-408.

Cullet, Philippe and Kameri-Mbote, P. (1997) 'Activities Implemented Jointly in the Forestry Sector: Conceptual and Operational Fallacies.' Georgetown International Environmental Management in Africa, 10 . p. 97.

Kameri-Mbote, P. and Cullet, Philippe (1997) 'Law, Colonialism and Environmental Management in Africa.' Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 6 (1). pp. 23-31.

Cullet, Philippe and Kameri-Mbote, P. (1996) 'Dolphin Bycatches in Tuna Fisheries: A Smokescreen Hiding the Real Issues.' Ocean Development & International Law, 27 . p. 333.

Cullet, Philippe (1995) 'Definition of an Environmental Right in a Human Rights Context.' Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 13 . p. 25.

Monographs

Cullet, Philippe and Paranjape, Suhas and Thakkar, Himanshu and Vani, M.S. (2012) Water Conflicts in India – Towards a New Legal and Institutional Framework. Pune: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.

Cullet, Philippe (1999) International Environmental Law in Domestic Courts: Switzerland. Geneva: IELRC.

Other

Cullet, Philippe (2012) 'Year in Review: Commission on Sustainable Development.' Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2010, 21 . pp. 545-549.

Cullet, Philippe [Contributor] (1999) 'Yearbook of International Environmental Law (1999-).' Oxford University Press.

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