National Webinar on Right to Sanitation and Third World Realities by SLS, Hyderabad [April 7, 3-4 PM]: Register Now!

About the Organization

The concept of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’. Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad was established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.

About Environmental Law Cell

Environmental Law Cell (ELC), one of the many centres of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad was established with the motto of incorporating a sense of responsibility towards the environment among students and creating awareness about each person’s individual responsibilities to contribute in the prevention of future degradation of the environment.

Through the cell, the members educate the students in campus and people off campus about the need for environment conservation and Sustainable Development through various activities like plantation drive, awareness camps, national seminars, webinars, jumble sale, competitions, etc. The cell also takes the initiative to celebrate environmentally important Days through awareness.

About the Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed serious challenges to billions worldwide, with total uncertainty about days to come. The right to sanitation has been recognized in India for more than two decades, and progressively integrated into the international human rights law framework since the beginning of the century. Courts in India have derived the right from the constitutional right to life and repeatedly affirmed its existence.

However, key issues persist concerning the realization of the right to sanitation for all, the scope of the right, its links with other rights such as health, gender equality and environment, as well as issues of specific relevance in the Indian context, such as manual scavenging. If basic sanitation is not provided people can be prone to infections like cholera, typhoid etc.

Keeping the academic interests of the students in mind, Environmental Law Cell is organizing a National Webinar on the occasion of World Health Day on the topic of Right to Sanitation and Third World Realities: A Perspective from India on the 7th of April, 2021.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sujith Koonan is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He obtained his Ph.D. from the SOAS University in London. He also holds an M.Phil in Public International Law from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and an LL.M. from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD).

His main areas of interest are Environmental Law, Water and Sanitation, Natural Resources Law, Human Rights, International Law and Agrobiodiversity. He has published widely, and these can be accessed here:


The webinar is open to all interested participants, students, lawyers, and law enthusiasts.

Registration Details

Register for the webinar by 6th April 2021 through the link given here:

Fee Details

The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.


The webinar will be conducted online on the platform Webex.

Important Dates

  • Last Date of Registration: 6th April 2021 (11:59 PM).
  • Date of Event: 7th April 2021
  • Time of Event: 3 PM – 4 PM (IST)


Certificates of participation will be provided to the attendees.

Contact Details

Ms. M. Sreshta Rao (President, ELC): +91 95508 98887

Ms. Puneet Dhanoa (Vice President, ELC): +91 9501117044

Email ID: elc[at]

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