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Prof Gita Gill


Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Gita  Gill is a tenured full professor of environmental law at the Northumbria School of Law, Northumbria University, UK. Her research interest and published work in leading peer-reviewed journals forms a coherent body reflecting the thematic issues including access to environmental justice, climate change, biodiversity, SDGs, sustainability and good governance in Asia with a focus on India.

In 2013-16, funded by a British Academy grant, she examined the casework and environmental jurisprudence of India's National Green Tribunal. Her research findings were published in Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal (2017, Routledge UK). In 2019, the book was published in Chinese. Her current BA Grant (2020-23) is titled 'Land Acquistion, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Vulnerable Poor Communities: Criticalities and Scrutinites of Law in Gujarat.' In 2022, she was awarded a NERC Grant on climate change and UK's decarbonisation agenda.

She acts as an expert academic advisor to prestigious international organisations including the Sabin Centre Peer Review Network on Climate Change Litigation (National Rapporteur on India's Climate Change Litigation), Columbia Law School, New York. Presently, her climate change research is focusing on just transitions and sustainability transformations.


Gita Gill

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  • India’s National Green Tribunal: Quo Vadis?, Gill, G. 9 Mar 2023, ECTs in Asia Pacific, Brill Academic Publishers
  • The Growth and Development of Environmental Law in India, Gill, G. 10 Sep 2023, Foreign Environmental Law, Beijing, China, China Social Science Press
  • Climate change response mechanisms and the risk of increasing vulnerability: conceptual background and pathways of change, Behnassi, M., Ramachandran, G., Gill, G. 2022, The Climate-Conflict-Migration Nexus from a Human Security Perspective, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Doing Research in a Developing Country, Gill, G. 13 Jul 2022
  • Environmental Law in India’, Gill, G. 15 Mar 2022, Global Environmental Law edited by Professor Wang Shuy, China Social Science Press
  • National Green Tribunal and the Environment, Gill, G. 25 Mar 2022, Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India , Oxford University Press
  • The International Outreach of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales: Diffusion in India, Gill, G. 28 Jul 2022, An Environmental Court in Action , Oxford, Hart Publishing
  • Biodiversity and the Indian judiciary: tracing the trajectory, Gill, G., Chowdhary, N., Srivastava, N. 25 Jul 2021, In: BRICS Law Journal
  • Judicial Craftsmanship: Evolving Environmental Tortious Dimensions in India, Gill, G. 9 Sep 2021, Italian Yearbook of Comparative Law
  • Sustainability Transformations, Environmental Rule of Law and the Indian Judiciary: Connecting the Dots through Climate Change Litigation, Gill, G., Ramachandran, G. 1 Sep 2021, In: Environmental Law Review

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  • Climate Change and Decarbonisation: 'Interdisciplinary Hopping' to strengthen enablers and tackle barriers to a green transition., Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), Natural Environment Research Council, 01/01/22 - 31/03/22, 0.00
  • Land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement of vulnerable poor communities: criticalities and scrutiny of law in Gujarat, India, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 01/02/21 - 31/07/22, £10,000.00
  • The National Green Tribunal, India: A reform for Environmental Justice, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 15/06/14 - 14/11/15, £7,920.00

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  • Invited talk: Sustainability Transformations, Judiciary and Climate Litigation 2021
  • Other: Climate Change National Rapporteur for India, Sabin Centre Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation, Columbia University, New York, USA 2021
  • Invited talk: 'EIA in India: Speak up Madam! Your Voice Matters' 2021
  • Invited talk: Legal Research: My Journey from Global South to Global North 2021
  • Oral presentation: 'Just Sustainabilities and the SDGs: Towards New Opportunities’ 2021
  • Invited talk: 'India’s Jal Jeevan Mission: Opportunities and Challenges', Water Awareness Workshop 2021
  • Invited talk: The National Green Tribunal: Its Working and Effectiveness 2021
  • Invited talk: International Legal Framework on Climate Change: A Gender Perspective 2021
  • Invited talk: Covid-19 and Environmental Challenges: Role of Youth 2021
  • Invited talk: The National Green Tribunal and its Functioning 2021

  • Luke Johnson Conceptualising Ecocide Start Date: 25/04/2022
  • Marcus Lee Sustainable Development in the Malaysian Energy Sector: A Governance Assessment Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/03/2022

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