Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India

By: Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice

Community-level environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals, use legal empowerment approaches to assist affected communities to seek legal remedies through administrative routes. This handbook is a guide to help practitioners in India use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work.

The handbook presents scenarios that include problem types, the likely complaints the practitioner could come across, and the legal clauses and institutions through which a remedy could be pursued for those complaints. The scenarios presented in the handbook are illustrative and draw from the several cases currently being piloted for remedies by the enviro-legal coordinators associated with the Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program.

The handbook is in both English and Hindi.

This resource is also available in Gujarati and Odia.

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