The ICFAI University, Dehradun was established under the provision of the ICFAI University Act, 2003, (Act No.16 of 2003), enacted by the state of Uttarakhand, India. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Sec 2(f) of UGC Act 1956.
About the Speaker
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Chairman of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi & Former Justice of Supreme Court of India.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 31st March 2007. One of his contributions was to establish courts at the Talukas (at village level). Having served as chief justice for nearly a period of three years, he was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 18th December 2009. He has, during his tenure in the judiciary authored and pronounced various landmarks Judgments in the field of Constitutional Law, Arbitration and Environment Jurisprudence. Post-retirement 2017.
He was also appointed as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. He was instrumental in delivering several landmark judgments widening the horizons of environmental jurisprudence in India. These judgments have related to cleaning of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, Lakes, Air Pollution, Himalayan Glaciers, Municipal Solid Waste and Protection of Forests.
He has been bestowed with 12 different Awards including the National Law Day Award, lifetime achievement awards, International Human Rights Award, Bharat Jyoti Award, Distinguished Services Award by the Indian Medical Association and awards by other National and International organizations. He has been nominated by parties and also appointed by the Courts as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator of the Multiple Member Arbitral Tribunal and Member of the Multi-Member Arbitral Tribunal.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson Supreme Court of Hawaii, USA
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson was appointed to the Hawaii Supreme Court on April 17, 2014, after serving as a Circuit Court Judge of the First Circuit since May 10, 2000. As a Circuit Court Judge, he presided over adult drug court, adult mental health court and the felony criminal trial court.
Prior to his appointment as a Circuit Court judge, Justice Wilson was the director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the State Water Commission and a Trustee of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. He was awarded a lifetime membership in the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies in 1999.
Previously, he was a partner in the law firms of Pavey Wilson & Glickstein and Hart Wolff & Wilson where he practiced civil and criminal trial and appellate law. Justice Wilson received his law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C., and bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Justice Wilson is also a founding member of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment and an adjunct faculty member of the Jindal Global University Law School in Sonipat, India.
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Topic: Protection of Right to Life and Right to Livelihood During COVID-19 Pandemic
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