Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 March 2021
Alongside the evolution of the idea and principles of sustainable development in international law and policy from the 1980s to date,1 judiciaries in some regions also engaged in defining sustainable development and designing tools to achieve it. In the process, they have clarified the linkages between economic, social, and environmental justice, and development. In South Asia, a vibrant body of jurisprudence evolved during this time, catalyzed by public interest litigation (PIL). PIL has become a viable medium to address the grievances of poor and marginalized communities.