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Prof. Philippe Cullet

Philippe Cullet is Professor of International and Environmental Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London (SOAS) where he teaches law related to the environment, natural resources and intellectual property. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and the convenor of the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC).

His main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources, human rights and the socio-economic aspects of intellectual property. His current work on water focuses on groundwater regulation, the right to water, the right to sanitation and institutional reforms. In 2001, he was the Convenor of the Sub-group on Legal Issues Related to Groundwater Management and Regulation of the Planning Commission that prepared the draft Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011, and a Member of the Planning Commission’s Working Group on Water Governance for the twelfth five year plan.

He has published widely in his areas of research. His monographs include Water Law, Poverty and Development – Water Law Reforms in India (Oxford University Press, 2009), Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development (Butterworths, 2005) and Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Ashgate, 2003). Other publications can be found at

Professor Cullet is also the Founding Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD Journal), a peer-reviewed academic journal jointly published by IELRC and SOAS.