India’s National Green Tribunal cannot do justice

The Trouble with Tribunals

And why India’s National Green Tribunal in particular cannot do justice to its stated objective

Prashant Reddy

Courtesy: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/the-trouble-with-tribunals

Ever since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was first notified in October 2010 to begin operations under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010, it has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, be it judges quitting for lack of resources or the tribunal being challenged for lack of judicial independence from the Government. This particular tribunal makes an excellent case study of tribunals in general because it mirrors the issues faced by virtually every such entity created in the last three decades, ever since the 42nd Amendment to India’s Constitution enabled their creation.

 

 (The writer is an LLM student at Stanford Law School and can be contacted at tpreddy@stanford.edu)

 

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