SOAS University of London

Broadening our understanding of environmental law - Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South

13 January 2020

Philippe Cullet, Professor of environmental law at SOAS University of London co-edited with Dr Sujith Koonan, Assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Delhi and SOAS alumni the Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South.

This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South. It contributes to an important reassessment of some of the major concepts underlying environmental law, from a perspective that emphasises how their application affects poor and marginalised people as well as the wider ecosystems in which they live. 

Through legal analysis of environmental issues themselves, rather than the often limited discussion of existing legal instruments, this Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritised in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including poverty, livelihoods and the use of natural resources. Featuring contributors largely from, or working in, the global South with a variety of approaches and backgrounds, the Research Handbook challenges familiar narratives around development and sustainability in this context and provides new insights into environmental rights and justice. 

More information about the book can be found here.