Rights, Resource & Jurisprudence

Locations: Mumbai

Sponsor: Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Washington and OXFAM INDIA

The research work in the field of resource rights, governance and jurispurdence was initiated in 2012 as a collective exercise by students and faculty members for research and learning on the above subjects. Subsequently, a resource rights research group (RRRG) having interest in the above field was formed in 2017 to critically examine the intertwined challenges of accessibility, use and governance of resources confronting the world today, with a particular focus on the issue of forest and land. The TISS RRRG aims to provide the students and scholars with an opportunity for theoretical and practical engagement with these challenges and issues in a critical framework based on values of equity and social justice, that recognizes the imperative for development in terms of material needs as well as other dimensions of human well-being. In addition, we engage in capacity building, training and advocacy on a range of issues at different levels. As a part of this process, a website (http://tissrrrg.org) has been initiated with a focus on sharing research, documents and reports of TISS students and faculty members in the above field. In addition, TISS RRRG provides platform for various groups working on similar issues to collaborate for research, capacity building, training, assessment studies and policy advocacy on resource rights and governance.


Objectives of Project

To critically examine the nature, process and impact of forest rights act in India

Assessing the Effectiveness of State Environmental Regulatory Authorities in India

Analysis of National Green Tribunal Judgments from 2010-2018

NTFP Governance in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra and Kalahandi District of Odisha

Post-FRA Policy and Institutional Intervention in Odisha and Maharashtra

Working and Living Conditions of Workers in Shipbreaking Industries at Alang-Sosiya, Gujarat



Conceptual and Evidence Based Research on Resource Rights, Governance and Jurisprudence

Documentation and Policy Briefs

Training & Capacity Building


Visit website: http://tissrrrg.org/