Dr. Tony George

Associate Professor

B.A.L.; B.A. LL.B. (Kerala Law Academy College, Trivandrum);
LL.M. (University of Kerala);
M.Phill. (WBNUJS, Kolkata);
LL.M.; Ph.D. (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Dr. Tony George Puthucherril, is an Associate Professor at the Jindal Global Law School. He is also a Research Associate at the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, where he has taught courses on  Canadian Property Law, Law of the Sea, and Arctic Ocean Law and Policy. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the International Ocean Institute, Canada. He is also a member of the World Commission on Environment & Development of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (Canada). He is a former Assistant Professor at the National Judicial Academy, India. A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, he holds a Ph.D. in Sea Level Rise, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, & Coastal Law and an LL.M. in Maritime Law from the Dalhousie University. He also holds a research-based M.Phil. degree in Water Law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, India. He has qualified the National Committee on Accreditation exams for international lawyers, administered by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.


He is an internationally acknowledged expert in sustainable development law and his research interests include the interface between law and sustainable development, Law and governance in South Asia, Ocean and Coastal Zone Management law, Climate Change Law, International Environmental Law, Maritime Law and Water Law. He has been invited to present his works, among others, at the International Bar Association, the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Wisconsin Law School, and the Oslo K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea.

He has more than three dozen publications to his credit and among his publications, the two major ones are the books  – “From Shipbreaking to Sustainable Ship Recycling: Evolution of a Legal Regime” (Martinus Nijhoff, 2010), which has been acclaimed as “the work” on this subject and “Towards Sustainable Coastal Development: Institutionalizing Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia”(Martinus Nijhoff, 2014), “a book that should be read by coastal policymakers and decision-makers from all countries”.

  1. “Belling the Cat”: Analysing the Concept of Judicial Discipline in India, (Book Chapter), Richard Devlin and Sheila Wildeman (eds.), Disciplining Judges: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies, (2021, Edward Elgar).

  2. “Regulating Toxic Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Wates: A TWAIL Approach to the BRS Legal Regime for a Detoxified Future”, (Book Chapter), Jade Lindley, Erika Techera, Karen Scott (eds.) Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law (2 ed. 2021).

  3. Meinhard Doelle, Tony George Puthucherril, “Nature-Based Solutions to Sea Level Rise and Other Climate Change Impacts on Oceanic Environments: A Law and Policy Perspective”, (article), Nordic Journal of Botany  (Special Issue, 2021, Johan Hollander, WMU, ed.).