SOAS University of London

Sujith Koonan

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Sujith Koonan
School of Law

Teaching Fellow

Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)


Mr Sujith Koonan
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Thesis title:
The Right to Sanitation in India: A Multi-faceted Right in Search of a Comprehensive Framework
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Sujtih Koonan is a lawyer and researcher working on environmental law and policy issues with a special emphasis on India. He is also associated with the Environmental Law Research Society, New Delhi. His main areas of interest also include law relating to natural resources, sustainable development, international law and human rights. His recent research has been mainly on law and policy framework relating to water and sanitation and he has published his research papers in various reputed national and international publications. He has co-edited a volume on water law instruments in India - Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011). His work on water laws led him to be invited to join a Working Group on Water Governance constituted by the Planning Commission of India (Government of India) for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-2017). As part of this Working Group, he actively participated in drafting the Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011.

Sujith Koonan’s publications can be accessed at IELRC.