• Dr Charu Sharma is a Professor, Vice Dean ( Student Affairs and Initiatives) and Director, Centre For Environmental Law and Climate Change. Dr Sharma holds a PhD from Macquarie Law School, Sydney Australia. Her undergraduate degree was in biological sciences and chemistry from the University of Delhi. She passed her LLB from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and was a gold medallist in her LLM degree from the same institution. Dr Sharma is a staunch believer in learning and imparting both knowledge and skills as a continuous process that stays with a person for her or their whole life. Currently, she teaches natural resources law and transnational remedies for environmental harm at the law school. Dr Sharma has published widely in books and international journals including the Vermont Law Review and Lewis & Clerk Animal Law Review in the US, Hong Kong, Australia, the UK and India. In 2017 she published Tort Liability for Environmental Claims in India: A Comparative View (LexisNexis, India) which was well received. In 2020 she solely authored, “Srivastava & Tennekone’s Law of Tort in Hong Kong”, 4th edition, published by Sweet & Maxwell, Hong Kong . She has authored and co-authored many book chapters in leading reference treatises such as Chitty on Contracts and Hong Kong Tort Law and Practice and also co-authored Halsbury’s Law of Tort (LexisNexis) in 2007. An article entitled “The Curious Case of “Violation”: Deconstructing the Procedure Under the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020”, appeared in Indian Law Review in 2021, that was co-authored (Kanika Jamwal and Charu Sharma). Dr Sharma is currently researching aspects of Natural resources law and environmental justice in Asia under her centre, the CECC with other member colleagues. She also serves as an external member of the Doctoral Committee at the National Law University, Delhi and has been an external examiner and reviewer for PhD thesis for the Faculty of Law, Delhi University and NLUD, apart from supervising dissertations and thesis at JGLS. Professor Sharma currently serves as an editorial board member for “Paryavidhi” an environmental newsletter by ELDF India and has been an external referee for various international journals including Sydney Law Review, Environmental Law Review, SOAS amongst others. Before joining OPJGU she worked in Hong Kong for over 17 years.

research overview

  • Research Interests lie in Environmental law, International Environmental Law, Transnational Law, Natural Resources Law, Tort and contracts.

full name

  • Charu Sharma

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  • csharma@jgu.edu.in
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