Ritwick Dutta

Environmental Lawyer and Managing Trustee
, Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment (LIFE)
Profile / Bio: 

Ritwick Dutta is an Environmental Lawyer and Managing Trustee for Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE). He has focused exclusively on environmental litigation and has supported communities, civil society groups, and affected citizens in bringing environmental issues before the Court. His principal focus is the National Green Tribunal where he has served as the Secretary of the National Green Tribunal Bar Association. Ritwick is an Ashoka Fellow and is the recipient of the Carl Zeiss Roll of Honour 2005, the Sanctuary ABN Amro Award 2007, the NDTV Green
Hero Award 2010, the Balipura Foundation Award 2015, and the Bhagirath Prayaas Samman Award 2016. He is a board member of NGO Platform on Shipbreaking and leads The Access Initiative – South Asia, the largest network of CSOs working on access to information, public participation and access to justice. He has authored 13 books on environmental law including the Supreme Court on Forest Conservation and the Commentary on the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 published by Universal Law Publishing.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Best Judicial Practice from South Asia 08 October 2019 Slides Capacity Development, Climate Change, Environment, Knowledge Management, Regional Cooperation and Integration
Transparency, Accountability, and Good Governance: Experiences from India 07 December 2018 Slides Civil Society, Environment