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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-19
The Transformation of Judicial Activism in India: A Focus on Environmental Issues


Public interest litigation in India, which appeared around 1980, has been widely studied as the most progressive judicial activism and praised as a significant movement for delivering justice to the weaker sections of society. In the 21st century, some have observed that the focus of judicial activism has been changing to serve the interests of the rising middle class. This research project will study whether such a change is actually taking place, and if yes, why and how. In particular, the project will focus on environmental issues and attempt to understand how the role of the judiciary interacts with and reflects the development and transformation of society.


April 2016 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] SATO Hajime
  • Article submitted to an external academic journal