Dr. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj

Assistant Professor of Law (Ad-Hoc)

Practice Area

National Law School of India University Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560242

Contact

Assistant Professor of Law (Ad-Hoc)

Education

Ph.D (NLSIU, 2018)
LL.M (School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, 2011)
B.A., LL.B (Hons) NUALS (2007) University Second Rank Holder

Awards and Fellowships 

Was awarded the Linnaeus-Palme Fellowship twice (2013-14 and 2014-15) and was a   Visiting Faculty at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Was the only doctoral student selected from India and one of the two from Asia, to be selected among the 15 doctoral students, from all around the world, to present their doctoral research at the First Post Graduate Colloquium on the Frontiers of Environmental Law, held at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2017.  

Courses and Seminars Taught

Natural Resource Management Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Law, Environmental Ethics, Earth Justice.

Selected Publications

Books

  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Earth Justice: Developing a New Jurisprudence Thomson Reuters South Asia, 2019. (ISBN 978-93-89046-77-9)
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Mahesh Menon, Teresa Chan, Jay Pendergrass, Valerie Pinkerton, Enforcing Hazardous Wastes Rules in India Handbook, Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C., USA and NLSIU, Bengaluru, India, 2015, available at https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/eli-pubs/eli-nlsiu-enforcing-hazardous-wastes-rules-india-handbook.pdf.

Book Chapters

  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, International and Comparative Law on Biological Diversity and ABS, in Prof. (Dr) Sairam Bhat et al (Eds.) A Primer on Biological Diversity Laws and Access and Benefit Sharing, NLSIU and UNDP, 2018. (ISBN 978-93-83363-53-7)
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Legal Lore of Water: Ecology and Scriptures, in Dr. K V Raju et al (Eds.) Water and Scriptures: Ancient Roots and Perspectives, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, 2017. (ISBN 978-3-31950562-6)

Articles

  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Rights of Nature- From Spreading its Wings to Flying High, Accepted for publication in Environmental Law and Practice Review (ELPR), NALSAR, ISSN 2319-1856.
  1. Ujal Kumar Mookherjee and Dr. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Whose Forest is it After All? Accepted for publication in NALSAR Student Law Review, NALSAR, ISSN 0975 0216.
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Protecting the Environment- A Way of Life, JELPD 4 (2017) 81  ISSN (O) 2348 – 7046
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, The Climate Has Changed and There is Nowhere To Go! An Appraisal of Ioane Teitiota The Chief Executive of Ministry Of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand [2015] NZSC 107, JELPD 3 (2016) 162 ISSN (O) 2348 – 7046
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Is the Climate Right for a Green Change? [2015-16] SNLC L.J. 33 ISSN 2350-0824
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj and Febin A.K, Does God Need a Sacrifice? An Appraisal of Ramesh Sharma v. State of Himachal Pradesh, JELPD 2 (2015) 101   ISSN (O) 2348 – 7046
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Reading Reason into Religion: A Legal Analysis on Animal Sacrifice in Light of the Gadhimai Festival, 1(1) ITMU L. REV. (2015) 118  ISSN 2321–9904
  1. Sairam Bhat, Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj and Shibu Sweta, Policy and Legal Dimensions of Energy Security in India, Dr. Sairam Bhat et al (Eds.) Energy Law and Policy in India, NLSIU, 2016,  p. 294  ISBN No. 978-93-83633-43-8
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Fostering Human Duty in Protecting the Environment: The Role of Religion and the Growth of Environmentalism, Journal of Dharma 39, 1 (January-March 2014), p. 7 ISSN 0253-7222

Reports

  1. Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Nandi Hills Eco-System, Report prepared by Commons Cell, CEERA & ELC, NLSIU and Bangalore Environment Trust, 2018.
  1. Towards Evolving Legal Strategies For Addressing The Farmers’ Distress Over “Price”, Report prepared by Commons Cell in association with Karnataka Agriculture Pricing Commission, Government of Karnataka, 2017. 

Other Refereed Publications

  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Waste Management: Grassroot Level Lessons- A Case Study of Alapuzha, BiLD Law Magazine Vol. II, Issue I p.12 (2019) ISSN 2617-6971 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Rights of Nature: Birth of a New Jurisprudence, BiLD Law Magazine Vol. I, Issue IV p.9 (2018) ISSN 2617-6971
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, The Journey towards Eco-Centrism: Challenges in Realising a Long Drawn-out Dream, CEERA March of the Environmental Law 2018, p.3 ISSN 0974-7044
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Jainism and Environment Protection, CEERA March of the Environmental Law 2017, p.2 ISSN 0974-7044
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Ever Knew That You Had a ‘Freedom To Roam’?, Lex Terra, The National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) Issue 16, April 16, 2016, ISSN 2455-0965
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Buddhism and Environment Protection, CEERA March of the Environmental Law 2016, p.9 ISSN 0974-7044
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Case Comment: Hindustan Zinc v. CERC, Sairam Bhat et al (Eds.) Energy Law and Policy in India, NLSIU, 2016, p. 132   ISBN No. 978-93-83633-43-8 
  1. Sairam Bhat, Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj and Shibu Sweta, Policy and Legal Dimensions of Energy Security: An Environmental Perspective in Energy Security Challenges, Non Traditional Security Planning in India, Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), (2015) 35. ISBN 978-81-930004-1-0
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Thrissur Pooram: A Pachyderm Problem, CEERA March of the Environmental Law 2015, p.8 ISSN 0974-7044 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Role of CITES and CMS in Protecting Marine Species: An Appraisal, CEERA March of the Environmental Law, 2014 p. 4 ISSN 0974-7044
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Fostering Environment Protection: Is Religion the Much Awaited Panacea?, CEERA Newsletter 2013, p. 7 ISSN 0974-7044S

Research papers presented

  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Environmental Law: The Long Trudge Towards Eco-centrism, First Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway,2018. 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Law Teaching Methods, Two Day Law Teachers’ International Seminar on ‘Critical Reflections on the Methodology of Teaching ‘Law’ in India’, NLSIU, 2016. 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, The Journey Towards Globalisation – The Death Knell For Environment?, Three Day International Conference on “Liberalisation and Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm, NLSIU, 2016. 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Energy Law- An Overview, Two Day National Seminar on Energy Law and Policy in India, NLSIU and Centre for Sustainable Development, Bangalore, 2015. 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Presentation on the Government drafts and its Review by the Law School, One Day National Consultation Workshop on Sensitisation & Orientation on the Model Property Rights to Slum Dwellers Act, organized in association with MHUPA, Govt. of India and MHUPA Chair on Urban Poor and the Law, NLSIU, March 27, 2013. 
  1. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Right to Health Care in International Human Rights Law, Two Day National Seminar on Right to Health Care, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kochi, 2010.

Research Activities

  • Codification of Laws related to Urban Development Department, Urban Development Department, Govt. of Karnataka, 2017-2020
  • Institutional and Market Innovation Governing Sustainable Use of Agriculture Water, GKVK and ICAR-IIWM, 2016 – 2020
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development of The Nandi Hills Eco-System, Bangalore Environment Trust, 2018
  • Towards Evolving Legal Strategies For Addressing The Farmers’ Distress Over “Price”, Karnataka Agriculture Pricing Commission, Government of Karnataka, 2016-17
  • Comprehensive Law Manual for Stakeholders, Administrators and Policy- makers dealing with e-waste/WEEE Management in India, UGC, 2015-18
  • To Evolve a Strategic Blueprint to Enable India, Negotiate the 2015 Climate Change Arrangement, MOEF&CC, Govt. of India, 2014-15.

Research Interest and Other Activities

Earth Justice, Human Rights, Environmental Law, Public Interest Litigation.

Member, Editorial Board, National Law School Journal.

Observer, Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development Law Journal

Faculty Advisor, Society for Non-Human Persons, NLSIU

 

 

 

 


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