Harsh Vardhan Bhati

PhD student at Department of Law, Doctoral Candidates

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Visiting address:
Campus Gotland, Cramérgatan 3
621 57 Visby
Postal address:
Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland
621 67 Visby

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Doctoral Candidate in Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (2021)

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University, India

LL.M. (Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law), Lewis & Clark Law School, USA

BA. LL.B. (Hons.), Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University, India

Keywords: cultural heritage conservation historic buildings environmental law sustainable energy use

Harsh Vardhan Bhati is a lawyer, researcher and educator, specializing in environmental law. Harsh has lived and studied in India and US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University India. He was awarded an LL.M. in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, USA.

Harsh is also a doctoral candidate in Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. His research at Uppsala examines how law can contribute to achieving Swedish and international political goals for the preservation of culture and nature. In particular, how the legal system balances the goals of sustainable energy use and historic preservation.

In his professional work, Harsh works on environmental policy and law-related advocacy and consulting with government institutions, municipal bodies, Universities, NGOs, and various national and international stakeholders. Harsh admitted to the Bar Council of India in 2015 and has been working on various environmental and human rights campaigns. He worked on public interest environmental cases and state government cases ranging from waste management, lake rejuvenation, tiger reserve protection, mining issues in protected forest areas, bio-piracy to tree felling and conservation of grassland areas in India. Having a particular interest in the rights of indigenous people and forest rights, he has participated in and contributed towards legal and social advocacy work in Ecuador and Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.

Harsh has taught environmental law to students at Jindal Global Law School in India and currently teaching NOMPEL Master program students at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. Harsh has research and writing interests in indigenous rights, heritage conservation, renewable energy development, waste management, rights of nature, and environmental & climate justice.

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Harsh Vardhan Bhati