Professor (Dr.) Usha Tandon is an eminent Professor of Environmental Law,Population Law,Gender Justice and Family Law. She is the world renowned scholar for her work on human development focusing on environmental protection and women empowerment. Recently (Oct,2015) she has submitted the Country report on International Research Project on Climate Change Commitments:An Ethical Analysis” conducted by University of Auckland,NZ and Widner University,USA with support from IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and its Specialist Ethical Group.
Her book on Population Law in India is the only book of its kind which covers various population issues through the perspective of law and has been referred extensively in India and abroad. She has authored/edited books on the Climate Change(2016) and Gender Justice(2015). She served on deputation as Director of a Five Year Law School- Vivekananda Law School, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi (2005). She has been the Fellow of Max Plank Institute for International and Comparative Private Law, Hamburg, Germany,(2011); International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, (2007) and has to her credit Ciedhu which specializes her for the university human rights teaching. She has the honor of being invited by the Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, USA to pursue research on Human Rights and Women’s Reproductive Health, (2004). She has also been invited by Korea Environment Cooperation to speak on “Green India Mission” in the 6th Policy Consultation Forum of the Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth: Economic System Economy” in Busan, Republic of Korea,( 2011), organized by Economic and Social Commission of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) in cooperation with Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea.
As an expert from India, she participated in the International Symposium in South Korea (August, 2014) , Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal in the deliberations on the curriculum for “Human Rights of Women” (2003). She had been invited by the Royal Court of Bhutan, as a Guest of Honour to participate in the inauguration of new Supreme Court of Bhutan, by Indian Prime Minister on 15th June, 2014.
She has also participated as an expert in the “National Consultation on Strategic Five Year Plan Organised by National Commission for Women, Delhi (2010). She has 39 research papers to her credit published in the journals of international and national repute. Her published work got applauded by the Supreme Court of India (2003). She has presented papers in various countries at International Conferences including USA, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal. She has been supervising research work for LL.M. and PhD scholars and has successfully completed the research projects sanctioned by the University Grants Commission, Delhi and the National Commission for Women, Delhi. One of her research studies on Women and Population has been published by the National Commission for Women (2010). Recently, she has submitted the research report on Honour Killings in Northern India to National Commission for Women (Feb 15, 2012). She holds professional memberships with Population Association of America, MD, USA; South Asian Law Schools Forum for Human Rights (founder member) Kathmandu; All India Law Teachers Congress, New Delhi (founder member); Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (life member) Institute for Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi (life member) and Indian Society for International Law, New Delhi. Currently she is legal advisor for Delhi University Women’s Association (2011-13); Member (legal) University Unit Complaint Committee Against Sexual Harassment, Faculty of Science, University of Delhi, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Campus Law Centre and Member, Editorial Board of US-China Law Review.
She has successfully organised, as the Professor-in-Charge CLC, National Seminar on Gender Justice (8th March, 2014) , International Conference on Climate Change (25th-27th April, 2014), in which fourteen countries across the world participated and another International Conference on “Combating Human Trafficking with Special Reference to Women and Children” (13th -15th February, 2015), “Conservation of Bio Diversity and Sustainable Energy : Law and Practice”(12th-14th February,2016) in which various countries across the world participated.