More Details about Environmental Jurisprudence: Polluter’s Liability

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Author(s)Indrajit Dube
PublisherLexis Nexis
BindingHard Cover
Publish YearJanuary 2007


Environmental jurisprudence has drawn its knowledge base from different disciplines of studies like basic sciences, earth science and Common Law jurisprudence. Study of this discipline is concerned more with enforcement ‘rights’, for environmental pollution may affect individuals as well as the public at large. The impact of pollution may be on the lives of people in the place of occurrence as well as in a larger geographical territory. Further, the impact might be even larger on generations to come. Therefore, if pollution is termed either as a wrong or crime, it requires different understanding of law because of its very nature, wherein the study of environmental jurisprudence gains importance. This book seeks to fi nd the answer of the question, in case of pollution, who is responsible for the pollution, ie, how is the onus to be fi xed on the polluter and how is his liability to be quantifi ed. The perspective of the book is based on Indian law, but references to other jurisdictional laws and international instruments have been made at appropriate places. Relevant international instruments have been added at the end of the book for easy reference.