ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Environment-Fixing Liability

Environment Fixing Liability THE Supreme Court judgment in the Shriram case is undoubtedly a trend-setter in the area of human rights jurisprudence. Not only has it made the notion of strict liability applicable under Indian law, but it has extended the concept of injury-based compensation so as to benefit the victim and in so doing has established the vitality of the Indian legal system to accommodate the "changing needs of a fast changing society and keep itself abreast with the economic developments taking place in the country". While this will undoubtedly prove a deterrent to the neglect of issues of industrial safety it is ironic that access to the legal recourse has itself been curtailed to the ordinary citizen in the Environment Act.

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