National Seminar on
ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES - CURRENT AND EMERGING ISSUES
Environmental Protection is one of the basic and the most important prerequisite for the overall development of any country. To protect the environment from pollution and other degrading activities is a moral obligation of human beings because environmental pollution is not only a threat to the health of animals, humans and plants but also a long-term challenge to the existence of the planet Earth itself. Air, Water, Noise pollution, global warming, Acid rain, Deforestation are a few instances of environmental pollution. For the past few decades, environmental law has evolved into the legal system of almost every country in the world. These laws not only tend to address the issues related to the natural environment but also stipulates how humans shall interact with the natural environment and ecological systems. Environmental legal regime brings in multiple layers of regulatory control where the Governments at all levels are active participants.
CALL FOR PAPERS BY CRCJ
Centre for Research in Criminal Justice (CRCJ) invites contributions for its upcoming Journal. We welcome submissions from Academicians, Legal Practitioners, Research scholars, Law Students on the theme of Environmental Crimes: Current and Emerging Issues.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
The evolving environmental jurisprudence has brought in a new area of crimes namely environmental crimes. Of late, there had been elaborate discussions and deliberations about the nature and ambit of emerging environmental crimes. It is necessary to spread awareness about environmental crimes and the present and future trends of environmental crimes. With this objective in view, the Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Laws in association with the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice organises a one-day National Seminar on Environmental Crimes- Current and Emerging Issues. The seminar will be held on 15th May 2021 in the University Campus strictly following the COVID 19 protocol and subject to then prevailing COVID Situation.
WHO SHALL ATTEND?
Academicians, legal practitioners, research scholars, law students, Environmentalists, Activists and others may participate in the Seminar.
PUBLICATION OF SELECTED PAPERS
The selected papers will be published in the upcoming Journal of Centre for Research in Criminal Justice of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai or/and published in the form of a book depending on the quality of the papers and subject to University Policy.
Sub-Themes: Following are the thematic areas spread in various sessions:
Conventional Crimes of pollution
Trade-related environmental crimes including smuggling of certain chemicals and Wild Life Products
Pollution and Crime arising out of Improper disposal of Waste
Forest and Wildlife related Crimes
Polluting Oceans and Marine Resources
Polluting Air and Outer space
Falsifying data pertaining to environmental regulations
*Above themes are purely indicative in nature*
The Post Graduate Diploma in Crime Investigation, Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science is a 20 credits programme consisting of 6 courses of 3 credits each and a project work of 2 credits.
CONDUCT OF THE PROGRAMME
The lectures for the Programme will be conducted in online mode which will be supplemented by 3 slots of classroom instruction of one-week duration each. Online lectures will be conducted only on the weekends and holidays. Every Lecture will be recorded. The recording of the lecture will be provided to the candidates only if prior intimation and permission will be taken from the concerned faculty.
The learning environment includes online lectures on weekends, Webinars, Seminars and conferences on Campus, practical demonstrations, visits to prisons, Juvenile Homes, Police Station, live demonstrations of various techniques used in various Forensic Science Institutions.
Evaluation and Grades:
The grading system will be as per the Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai regulations
Admission for the year 2021 is stopped
Date of Admission for the year 2022 will be announced in September 2021
For any query mail us at
Prof. (Dr.) Anil G. Variath
Director, Centre for Research in Criminal Justice
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
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Ms. Gauri Rane
Teaching and Research Associate