Importance of Law for the protection of Environment

Environmental Law and Policy has over recent past been subsumed into giving an “ecological nuance” to legal norms in public law, criminal law, private law and international law. There is a growing need for sustainable development which is regulated by innovative laws which enhance growth is environment-friendly. Concerted efforts are being taken by National and Provincial Governments to maintain the equilibrium by the means of legislations.

Why the Centre?

The Centre for Environment and Law is aimed at propagating and promoting discourse in the realm of environment and related legal issues. The Centre aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to collaborate over and study various policy decisions which impact the environment.

What the Centre Does?

Apart from reviewing legislative changes, the centre aims at real world impact by organizing seminars, workshops, debates amongst the various stakeholders, resource persons and policy makers focused on the issues of environmental law. The Centre also publishes the Environment, Law and Society Journal which curates academic works on enviro-legal issues.
The activities of the centre are planned and implemented by an active student body co-ordinated by a Student Convenor of the Centre, Mr.Kenneth Joe Cleetus. The volunteers of the centre are ably guided by the Honorary Director of the Centre, Dr.(Prof.) M. C. Valson.


About the Director

Prof. (Dr.) M. C. Valson 
Prof. Valson is a Graduate in Science from Calicut University and took his LL.B. from the Kerala University. He took his LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Cochin University. He joined the Government Law Colleges Service in 1983 and worked in all the Government Law Colleges in Kerala as Lecturer and has worked as Reader in the Government Law College, Thrissur. Dr. Valson served as the Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly for a term of two years from November 2004 to November 2006. After his term as the Legislature Secretary, he rejoined the Government Law Colleges Service and retired as the Principal, Government Law College, Calicut, in June 2007. He has practised at the High Court of Kerala and has numerous articles in various law journals to his credit. Dr. Valson works actively for the promotion of environmental research and for the activities of the centre.