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ICRC Teachers Training Programmes on International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Dec 09, 2011

National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) organized Teachers Training Programme in International Humanitarian Law from 9-11, December, 2011. Teachers from disciplines of Law, Political Science, International Relations, Journalism and Media studies attended the programme from States of Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi. Topics discussed during the programme included Application and Implementation of IHL, Relationship between IHL and IHRL, Prisoners of War, Means and Methods of Warfare and General Protection in Armed Conflict besides others.  

Capacity Building Training for Protection Officers (PWDVA) of Delhi

Nov 30, 2011

The National Law University, Delhi in association with two Delhi based organizations, Jagori and Sama organized the capacity building training programme for Protection Officers and Paralegals working on women issues of Delhi from 30th of November to 4th of December, 2011. The objective of this workshop was to develop perspectives, knowledge and skills for enabling the survivors of domestic violence and to facilitate access to safety justice and health care. The Protection Officer (PO) plays a central role for necessary support and coordination under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA). The Workshop discussed issues, such as: Gender and the societal perceptions, PWDVA Act, role of Protection Officers, legal remedies including interim orders and safety plan, health, sexuality and domestic violence, rights of Muslim women and various reliefs available to Muslim women who are victims of such violence. The workshop used group activity, simulation exercises of factual situation involving domestic violence during the interactions.

The Valedictory session was held on 4th December, 2011 where the Chief Guest was Hon’ble Mr. Justice A K Sikri, Acting Chief Justice, Delhi High Court and the guests of honor Prof (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Delhi and Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh highlighted the importance of such training & interface between academic & activism that leads to strengthen womens rights in India. Hon’ble Justice A.K. Sikri, Acting Chief Justice and Chancellor NLU, Delhi congratulated the National Law University, Delhi and the NGOs who had come together to organise this wonderful programme. The capacity building training programme was co-coordinated Dr. Anju Tyagi, Associate Professor, NLU, Delhi. 

International Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum with William Boyd Law School, United States

Nov 20, 2011

The National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with the Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Newada, United States of America, organized International and Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum (IHCRLP), winter 2011, from December 20, 2011 - January, 6 2012.

This is a unique programme approved by American Bar Association (ABA) and qualifies for 3 academic credits in United States. It was taught by national and international experts in the field of clinical legal education and human rights.

Twenty five students who are pursuing their law degree were selected for this course out of which 17 are from the United States and 8 from India. The uniqueness of the course is using clinical method as a teaching pedagogy. This course is a first of its kind which attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice by extending the classroom learning to experiential learning by field visits.    

Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training Programme (under Rajiv Gandhi Adhivakta Prashikshan Yojna).

Jun 27, 2011

National Law University, Delhi organized a one-month Intensive Training for Young Lawyers in India under Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training Scheme of the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. The training programme for the first batch of the advocates consisting of 47 advocates from the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa was held from June 27 to July 23, 2011. The second batch of 53 advocates from Sikkim, North Eastern states, Punjab, Haryana, Ranchi, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir underwent training from 3 to July 30, 2011. The training of the advocates is aimed at capacity building of legal professionals as part of second generation legal education reforms. This training will prepare a consistent pool of talented lawyers who can cater to the unmet legal needs of the society.
The Rajiv Gandhi Advocates' Training Scheme was launched by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India to encourage and motivate young, talented and meritorious law graduates practicing at the grass root level to continue and adhere to the legal profession. They were provided professional training for one month at the National Law University, Delhi which is the national level implementing institution of this programme. After the culmination of their training, these lawyers are required to lend their services for legal aid programmes. The curriculum and materials have been prepared to re-orient the trainees with a basic foundation of law and also to help them to acquire relevant practical skills. Substantial emphasis is given to subject such as legal research and writing, art of case presentation and arguments, client interviewing including the basic themes in important areas such as constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, civil procedure and other emerging areas.
It was inaugurated by Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, the then Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and Chancellor NLU, Delhi and presided over by the then Union Minster for Law and Justice Dr. M. Veerappa Moily. Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi was the Guest of Honour. Prof. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NLU Delhi thanked the Law Ministry for imposing faith in the university for taking of the responsibility of this flagship training programme.The function was well attended by Judges, Advocates, Legal experts and faculty members apart from various officials from the Law Ministry and the Academic institutes

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi released the Compendium of Study material and delivered the special address. She appreciated the collective efforts of the Law Ministry and NLU, Delhi in organizing such a training programme and assured all type of support from the state Govt.Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minster for Law and Justice in his special address emphasized the need for such training programmes on continuous basis to learn various practical aspects of legal practice.