Ritwick Dutta

Ritwick Dutta is a founder of LIFE and currently heading the organization as Managing Trustee. He graduated in Sociology and Law from the University of Delhi and has been involved in environmental litigation for the last 15 years. He is presently involved in litigation before the National Green Tribunal, Principle Bench as well as regional benches on subjects related to challenge to Environment and Forest Clearance.


Selected Publications

  • 2023 Dutta, R. “The last straw on the Camel’s back. Analysing Judicial decisions and legal approaches on protection of camels in India”, in D. Berti & A. Good (eds), Animal Sacrifice, Religion and Law in South Asia, pp.194-211. Abingdon, Routledge
  • 2022. Dutta, R. “Climate change in the courts: An environmental lawyer’s viewpoint”, Contributions to Indian Sociology 55, 3 (2021): 438–458
  • 2021 Dutta, R., & G. Sahu ‘The Green Tribunal in India After 10 Years. From Ascendancy to Crisis’, Economic & Political Weekly, 56(52).
  • 2021. Dutta, R. ‘National Board for Wildlife and the Illusion of Wildlife Protection’, Economic & Political Weekly, 56(3).
  • 2020. Dutta, R. ‘India’s « Three Pest Campaign »‘, Economic & Political Weekly, 55(8): 18-22.
  • 2019. Dutta, R. ‘Reintroduction of the Asiatic Lion. Precedence of politics over rule of law’, Economic & Political Weekly, 54( 22): 13-16.
  • 2019. Dutta, R. ‘A National Law for Urban Trees’, Economic & Political Weekly, 54(1).