Conceptualizing, designing, managing and monitoring CHRI’s research projects on pre trial detention. Designing and facilitating legal education programmes for lawyers, paralegal training of jail officials, prison inmates and civil society. Guiding and mentoring staff trainee lawyers. Preparing advocacy documents for agencies in the criminal justice system, the government and media Drafting petitions and memorandums. Programme monitoring. Documentation, internal and external reporting, coordination with programme partners. Representing CHRI as required at various levels. Qualification: … [Read more...] about Job Vacancy at Common wealth Human Rights Initiative,Senior Programme Officer, Prisons Reforms Programme
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It has been widely acknowledged by legal aid experts (as well as the members of the Bar) that legal education can play a larger role in the country’s legal aid movement and that exclusion of law schools from legal aid programs would be self-defeating not just for the cause of legal aid, but also the legal profession. (See Objectives of Legal Education, in Legal Education in India, Jethmalani, 1973, pp 56-57; Expert Committee Report of 1973; and National Juridicare Report 1977). The service-mindedness acquired by law students from performing legal aid work is a useful tool in influencing the social sensitivity of the Bar in the long run. Ironically, the rationale of involving law students in the delivery of legal services, particularly to poor and weaker sections, neither occurred nor found favour with our legal educational reformers for a long time. Even the legal aid authorities, failed to recognize the potential of using legal educational institutions and law students to … [Read more...] about Access To Legal Aid In India : An Unfulfilled Promise ?
The anti-intellectualism and regressive streak from sections of the BJP continues to astound and worry. Rather than solve today’s problems they’re busy romanticizing a fictional past that never existed. Pathetic and embarrassing. https://t.co/QqTxXZFL9F … [Read more...] about Minister Ridiculed for Saying Internet Was Invented by Ancient India Thousands of Years Ago
The petitioner emphasized that the State must assume a heightened sense of responsibility when it is faced with a heterogeneous society such as in India, which is plagued by inequality and saddled with artificial, yet prevalent, limitations on opportunities, and added, “In expounding the Constitution to meet the requirements of Articles 21A read with Articles 14, 15, 16, 38(2), 39(f), 46 & 51A, measures such as a common education system viz. common syllabus and common curriculum is a necessity. It would enable every child to be placed on a level playing field for the challenges of the future and meaningfully contribute in achieving the constitutional goals.” … [Read more...] about Petition For Value-Based Education In India: SC Issues Notice To Centre [Read Petition]
To conclude on a motivating note, technology (including both, subscription-based and freely accessible resources) is bridging the gap between NLU and Non-NLU institutions, from the physical infrastructure perspective. Moreover, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the list of top 10 law schools includes 4 educational institutions from outside the NLU cluster. Thus, budding lawyers and aspiring law students can be assured that in future, ‘competence’ rather than ‘perception’ would be the decisive factor behind one’s professional success. … [Read more...] about How to Make Legal Education in India ‘Meaningful’?