Centre's Chief Mentor

Vice Chancellor


Centre's Coordinator

Dr. Chiradeep Basak
Assistant Professor of Law,
NLU, Assam

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March 10, 2018: Prof. Armin Rosencranz, Lawyer and Political Scientist, delivered special lecture on International environmental law and norms; Energy and climate; Godavarman Case and its impact on north-east India; The Forest Rights Act 2006 and the Vedanta case (2013-14). click here for details


UNDP-GEF, National Biodiversity Authority, NLSIU and NLUJAA research project on strengthening Human Resources, Legal Frameworks, and Institutional Capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol. A three year project that specifically aims at assisting countries in the development and strengthening of their national ABS frameworks, human resources, and administrative capabilities to implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. The project seeks to achieve this by a) strengthening the legal, policy and institutional capacity to develop the ABS Frameworks, b) building trust between users and providers of genetic resources to facilitate the identification of bio-diversity efforts: and c) Strengthening the capacity of indigenous and local communities to contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. click here for details


21st August, 2017: National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam in association with the Assam Inland Water Transport Development Society organized a one-day Consultative Workshop on Framing of Legislation for Assam Inland Water Transport. click here for details



A tour with a series of interviews was conducted on the North-eastern fringes of Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in the villages of Chenijan area of Jorhat district during November 2016. Chenijan area is dotted with tea estates, both large and small along with paddy fields. Elephants from the sanctuary often raid the crops in the area and hence are a major man-elephant conflict zone. Interview was conducted with farmers.



January 30, 2016: Shri Ranjan Chatterjee, IAS (Retd.) (Member, National Green Tribunal, India, and Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Meghalaya) alongwith Prof. Dr. Vijender Kumar, Vice Chancellor, NLU, Assam, Prof. Dr. Yugal Kishore, Centre Head, Celar and Mr. Chiradeep Basak, Centre Coordinator, CELAR. Shri Chatterjee Visited on January 30, 2016 and the purpose of visit was to interact with the faculty, students and to explore possibilities of future interactions with Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.

Shri Ranjan Chatterjee also delivered a lecture on Development Perspectives of N E India and Environmental Concerns and Role of National Green Tribunal on February 2, 2016. The lecture covered a wide array of environmental issues in North-East India and its relationship with developmental aspects. Dr. Chatterjee also highlighted the crucial role of NGT in delivering environmental justice in India.


21st November 2015: The Center for Environmental Law, Advocacy and Research (CELAR) of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam organized a Two Day Symposium on Evolving a Strategic International and National Climate Change Arrangement on 21st and 22nd of November 2015. Inaugrating the event on 21st November 2015, Chief Guest of the August gathering, Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) highlighted the urgency of adaptation and mitigation measures to tackle human induced climate change. Prof. Jaswal also reflected on the upcoming Paris Conference on Climate Change and India’s commitments to reduce Green House Gases (GHGs).  The event was led under the tutelage of the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar. Portraying the vedic literature and Gandhi’s ideology on sustainibility, Prof. Kumar stressed that India’s analytical approach to combat climate change needs a revamping and praised ‘Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change (2015-2020)’ as a stepping stone in this regard. Centre Head, Prof. (Dr.) Yugal Kishore delivered the welcome address and reflected on India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change in the light of the upcoming Paris Conference.The three technical sessions scheduled on 22nd November 2015 covered themes on ‘National Response to Climate Change’, ‘Climate Change and its Impact on North-Eastern States’ and ‘International Climate Change’. The sessions were chaired by Centre Head Prof. (Dr.) Yugal Kishore, Centre Coordinator Dr. Chiradeep Basak and Faculty Advisor Ms. Shannu Narayan respectively. Students presented views and concerns on a plethora of subjects. Effect of climate change on the tea industry in Assam was one such concern touched upon. An industry supplying 17% of the world’s tea production and supporting the livlihood of 2 million labourers faces an impending threat of climate change. The ‘Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change (2015-2020)’ will have an important role to play in safeguarding this industry and the future looks hopeful. Rat hole mining of Meghalaya and effects of global warming in Arunachal Pradesh also found their place at the discussion table.  The need of preserving indigenous knowledge through pratice was also discussed as a tool for combating  climate change. Strategic arrangements for combating climate change in the basket of vehicular pollution and aviation traffic concerns were also dealt in the symposium.


First volume of GREEN ADVOCATE (from Center for Environmental Law) being released on November 14, 2015 by Prof. (Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma, Former Vice Chancellor of National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Founding Vice Chancellor of Central University of Haryana and former Member of Law Commission of India, New Delhi.