My current work is on International Environmental Dispute Settlement with Special Reference to Proposed Environment Court. The said work seeks to examine various international dispute settlement forums that are entrusted with responsibility for resolution of international environmental disputes as well as role of courts and tribunals as a part of larger architecture of international environmental governance (IEG).
My research interests include environmental law & policy in general and legal framework for conservation of migratory species in particular. I have already done some ground work on the legal and institutional framework for the protection of Gorillas and migratory species of Bats. Interestingly, in recent years there has been a spurt in multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) under the 1979 CMS umbrella convention that prescribe higher normative and scientific threshold for conservation of migratory species of wild animals. Cumulatively, it poses a formidable challenge to make sense of these complex scientific-legal instruments. Currently, I am also working on the cutting-edge issue of crimes against the environment. This entails looking at environmental harm that occurs during armed conflicts as well as peace times.
In the past I have contributed in the strategic knowledge through research papers published in journal of international repute on a range of cutting-edge environmental as well as issues of international environmental dispute settlement, international environmental institutions, green courts and tribunals, transboundary water resources governance, Polar Regions, natural resource management and conservation issues.
Other areas of interest include international courts & tribunals, new technologies and international law, international humanitarian law; international criminal justice mechanisms, legal aspects of transitional justice including sexual and gender based violence in conflict and dealing with the past especially public apology.
Crimes against the Environment: A Legal Study Indian Council of Social Science Research
Area of Research: Public Law