Philippe Cullet Professor in Residence

  • pcullet@nlumeg.ac.in.

Areas of Interest

environmental and natural resources law and policy, water and sanitation law and policy, climate crisis, biodiversity crisis, rights of nature


Research Repositories

Membership Details
Editor – Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD-journal.org)
Chair – Rights of Nature Task Force (IUCN –World Commission on Environmental Law)

Research Statement

I am a professor in residence at National Law University, Meghalaya and Professor of international and environmental law at SOAS University of London. I received my doctoral degree in law from Stanford University, an MA in Development Studies from SOAS University of London, an LLM from King’s College London and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

I have published extensively on international and domestic environmental law, natural resources, water and sanitation and socio-economic rights and engages regularly with policymakers at the national and international levels. I was a member of the Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation’s Committee drafting the Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016, the Model Groundwater (Sustainable Management) Act, 2017. I am currently the Chair of the World Commission on Environmental Law/IUCN’s Task Force on Rights of Nature.

My forthcoming books are the Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India (OUP, forthcoming 2024) [co-edited with L. Bhullar & S. Koonan], and River Rejuvenation and River Rights: Evolving Debates in India (Orient BlackSwan, forthcoming 2024) [co-edited with Ruchi Shree].