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Accueil > Colloques, journées d’étude > Taking nature to the courtroom (2015-2018)

CEH Workshop - Ruling on Animals in India

organised by Daniela Berti (CEH-CNRS), will take place on 2 February 2018 on the CNRS campus in Villejuif.

Time : 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
In the Conference Room, Building D


In the morning we will have two working sessions on court cases that deal with animal welfare and animal rights. The cases will be presented by the lawyers who have argued them in court : Ritwick Dutta, from the National Green Tribunal in Delhi, and Vandana Misra, from the Himachal Pradesh High Court, in Shimla. In the afternoon session we will be showing some passages from the film “Unlocking the Cage” on Steven Wise’s “Non-Human Project”, which will be followed by a general discussion.
9.30 a.m. Coffee & Welcome by Daniela Berti (CNRS, CEH)

Cases from India

Ritwick Dutta, National Green Tribunal, Delhi
- The Elephants’ Corridor (Assam)
- The Black-Necked Crane (Arunachal Pradesh)
- The Birds’ Wetlands (Gurgaon)

Vandana Misra, Himachal Pradesh High Court, Shimla
- The Lurking Leopard (Himachal Pradesh)
- The “Vermin” Monkeys (Himachal Pradesh)

1 p.m. Buffet lunch

From a comparative perspective : USA-India

2.30 p.m. Steven Wise and the ‘Non-Human Project’ Introduction by Daniela Berti

Screening of an extract of the film “Unlocking the Cage” (2016) by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, featuring Steven Wise
General discussion
To receive the documents that will be discussed during the morning session, please contact dberti [at]

Workshop programme