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Taking Nature to the Courtroom in South Asia, 15-16 June 2017

Workshop organized by Daniela Berti (CNRS/CEH) and Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh)

With the support of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the University of Edinburgh, the Centre for Himalayan Studies (CNRS/CEH) and the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS/EHESS)

St Trinnean’s Room, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Thursday, 15 June

09.30-10.00 Opening Remarks, Daniela Berti and Anthony Good

10.00-10.50 Domenico Amirante, University of Campania

The National Green Tribunal of India: a legal forum at the crossroads between science, environment and society

Discussant: Jamie Cross, University of Edinburgh

11.20-12.10 Sudha Vasan, University of Delhi

Green courts and the production of socio-ecological assemblages in India

Discussant: Jamie Cross

12.10-13.00 Anuj Bhuwania, South Asian University, New Delhi

On the ‘misuse’ of law in India: The case of anti-cow slaughter statutes

Discussant: Gilles Tarabout, CNRS/LESC

14.00-14.50 Rohit De, Yale

Cows and constitutionalism: from religious rites to economic rights

Discussant: Gilles Tarabout

14.50-15.40 Nayanika Mathur, University of Sussex

The government of crooked big cats in India, 1972-2017

Discussant: Heid Jerstad, University of Edinburgh


16.00-16.50 Diane Philiponet, University of Toulouse - Jean-Jaurès

‘Monkeys come from the forest.’ State management of problems linked to monkeys in North Indian cities

Discussant: Heid Jerstad

16.50-17.30 Synthesising discussion: Sally Engle Merry (New York University)

Friday, 16 June

09.10-10.00 Anthony Good, University of Edinburgh

Animal sacrifice and the law in Tamil Nadu, South India

Discussant: Filippo Osella, University of Sussex

10.00-10.50 Daniela Berti, CNRS/CEH

Animal sacrifice under judicial scrutiny. Moral reforms and religious freedom in India

Discussant: Filippo Osella

11.20-12.10 Raphaël Voix, CNRS/CEIAS

Animal sacrifice in West Bengal; practice, contestation and the state

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier, CNRS/CEIAS

12.10-13.00 Chiara Letizia, University of Quebec, Montreal
& Blandine Ripert, CNRS Paris/CSH Delhi

“Not in the name of religion.” A Supreme Court verdict on animal sacrifice in Nepal

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier

14.00-14.50 Joëlle Smadja, CNRS/CEH

A chronicle of law implementation in environmental conflicts: the case of Kaziranga National Park in Assam (North-East India)

Discussant: Tobias Kelly, University of Edinburgh

14.50-15.40 Kelly D. Alley & Tarini Mehta, Auburn University, USA

Draining activism: delay and persistence in India’s legal discourse

Discussant: Tobias Kelly

16.10-17.15 Synthesising discussion: K. Sivaramakrishnan, Yale