SOAS University of London

Workshop Schedule

Monday 19th May 2014
9:00-9:30 amRegistration
9:30-9:45 am


  • Philippe Cullet
9:45-11:15 am

Mining, Law and Tribunals in India

Chair: Salil Tripathi

  • Usha Ramanathan: Dispensibility, invisibility, marginalisation
  • Shankar Gopalakrishnan: Financialisation, the mining industry and resource rights: linkages in the Indian context Mining and social impact assessment
  • Felix Padel, University of Sussex
    Mining and Social Impact Assessments
11:15-11.30 amTea/coffee
11:30-1:00 pm

Human Rights Dimension

Chair: Jake White

  • Seema Joshi: Legal reforms in relation to corporate abuse, mining, and the right to remedy
  • Salil Tripathi: Human Rights Challenges of Mining in High-Risk Areas
  • Patricia Feeney: Human Rights, Corporate Accountability
1:00-2:00 pmLunch
2:00-3:00 pm

Environmental and Development Implications

Chair: Seema Joshi

3:00-3:15 pmTea/coffee
3:15-4:15 pm

State, Public Movements and Interventions: Case Studies from Philippines and Romania

Chair: Patricia Feeney

4:15-5:45 pm

Access to Justice, Information and Liability

Chair: Felix Padel

5:45-6:15 pm

Towards Equity in Mining

Discussion moderated by Usha Ramanathan.