National Law University Delhi
(Accredited in 'A' grade with a score 3.59 on a four point scale by NAAC) 

13th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology

Dec 28, 2013

13th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology

13th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology and Victim Assistance was hosted by the National Law University, Delhi and jointly organized by the TIVI, Tokiwa University, Mito, Japan, National Law University, Delhi and the World Society of Victimology. Twenty four participants took part in the full course, out of which one was a student from US and three professionals from Indonesia. Out of the total 24 participants, 17 were students and 7 of them were professionals. Professor K. Chockalingam, K.L. Arora Chair Professor in Criminal Law of NLUD and Professor John P.J. Dussich, Director of Tokiwa International Victimology Institute of Tokiwa University, Mito, Japan were Co-Directors of the 13th Asian Postgraduate course on Victimology and Victim Assistance. Faculty for the course included Professors Hidemichi Morosawa, Kirchhoff and Susumu Nagai, from TIVI, Professor Mangai Natarajan, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice from New York, Dr. Yoshiko Takahashi from Fresno University,

 

California, Dr. Hema Hargovan, Advocate of the High court of South Africa, Mr. Manohar Upreti, Advocate of the High Court of Nepal and Mr. Chadley James doctoral student from TIVI, Mr. Michael O'Connell, Commissioner of Victims' Rights for South Australia, and Secretary General of the World Society of Victimology. Besides the above mentioned foreign faculty, distinguished Indian faculty also delivered many lectures.

Winter Course on Nuclear Law in Association with Nuclear Law Association of India 


Faculty Workshop on "Collaborative and Cooperative Teaching Pedagogy in Law"

Dec 27, 2013

Faculty Workshop on "Collaborative and Cooperative Teaching Pedagogy in Law"

One day faculty workshop on "Collaborative and Cooperative Teaching Pedagogy in Law" was conducted by Dr. Danixia Cuevas, J.D. who was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar- 2013 at National Law University, Delhi. All faculty members of the University participated in the workshop. Workshop was conducted with a view of discuss the pedagogy for teaching in law according to the needs of the present day young adults who have grown up with technology. They have short attention span and have a new learning style. Therefore, it is necessary for the faculty to provide them engaging, hands on and interactive lesson plans.


GAJE TOT Workshop

Dec 16, 2013

GAJE TOT Workshop

 

NLU Delhi, under the auspices of National Academy of Law Teachers (NALT), in collaboration with Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) organized by “Training of Teachers for Clinical Education” from 16-18 December, 2013 at its campus. The objective of the workshop was to explore innovative ideas for promoting justice education through new and existing university legal clinics as well as other aspects of the law school curriculum. The workshop was designed for relatively new clinical teachers, led by an international group of highly experienced justice educators. More than 150 participants from 60 different countries undertook the training programme.


National Consultation on Juveniles and Serious Crime under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in association with Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Nov 30, 2013

National Consultation on Juveniles and Serious Crime under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in association with Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

On 30 November -1 December, 2013, a group of experts across the country working on juvenile justice assembled for a National-level Consultation on Juveniles and 'Serious Crime' under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000, organized by the Centre for Child and the Law at National Law School of India University, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, & National Law University, Delhi with the support of CRY, UNICEF, and SDTT. This Consultation brought together experts from varied disciplines such as law, social work, psychology, and psychiatry and reputed organisations and institutions such as Tata Institute of Social Sciences -Mumbai, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NIMHANS - Bangalore, Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University - Bangalore, HAQ Centre for Child Rights - Delhi, Aangan Trust -Mumbai, etc who unanimously arrived at the position that any proposal to reclassify and consequently discriminate between children by singling out the 16 -18 year old male child for exclusion from the beneficial juvenile justice jurisdiction or identification of juveniles on the basis of extreme nature of the behaviour alone will violate the guarantees under the Indian Constitution, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and international instruments.


National Consultation on "Bottom-Up Approaches to Framing Legislation for Children under Six"

Sep 26, 2013

National Consultation on "Bottom-Up Approaches to Framing Legislation for Children under Six"

National Consultation on "Bottom - Up Approaches for Framing Legislation for the Under Sixes" jointly organized by Alliance for the Right to ECCD and National Law University, Delhi was held on the 26th and 27th of September, 2013. Alliance for the Right to Early Childhood Care and Development is a group formed in 2012 to use the opportunity offered by Ministry of Women and Child Development to citizens to respond to the formulation of a policy for children under six It is comprised of practitioners, academics, Networks, NGOs, and individuals who have worked for decades in the field of Early Childhood, as well as those who have work on the closely related issues of Food, Health, Education, Women's Rights, Governance, etc., which together impact the lives of women, children and families.

 

The dialogue on Draft ECCE Policy with the Ministry and NGOs during the consultation proved to be a constructive exercise. The Draft incorporated many of the suggestions made by the Alliance and also includes, importantly, a commitment to frame a Law for the Right to ECCE/D. The work on the Policy, which received Cabinet approval on the 20th of September, 2013 served as a rallying point for collective thought and action amongst the above groups, and the Consultation on "Bottom -up Approaches to Framing Legislation for Children Under Six" was an important step to take the process forward. The long term goal of the Alliance is to develop a Law which will give the Under Sixes the Right to Early Childhood Development requiring inputs of Health, Nutrition, Development, Education, Safety and Protection) and, which will provide sound systems, structures, and the human and financial resources that will enable parents, communities and democratic institutions to play a strong role in the nurture and protection of children. Also, importantly, to provide them with the Right to Redressal.

 


Seminar on forced Labour/bonded labour with Garment and Allied Workers Union

Sep 09, 2013

Seminar on forced Labour/bonded labour with Garment and Allied Workers Union

 

One day Consultation on Forced Labour/ Bonded Labour was conducted on September 9th, 2013 at the National Law University Delhi. It was a consultation to share the experiences of activists against forced labour/bonded labour in United States, Mexico and India. Jennifer Rosenbaum, Legal and Policy Director of the National Guestworker Alliance based in USA and Alejandra Ancheito, Director of the Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ProDESC), a human rights organization based in Mexico City were invited to share their experiences in grass root level release and rehabilitation processes. Dr. Kiran Kamal from Bangalore, Mr. Ashim Roy from New Trade Union Initiative, Mr. Parimal Sudhakar and Mr.Vikash Barnwal from Society for Labour and Development represented Indian activists on this issue.

Indian activists on this issue stressed on mainly "convergence approach" for coordinated action to reduce workers' vulnerability to bondage. The consultation ended by recommending the following four pronged strategy:

  1. Ensuring social protection for workers and their family members, through convergence of existing government schemes and services, both at source and destination areas, to reduce their family indebtedness and poverty situation.
  2. Implementing workplace improvement measures in close collaboration with the employers and their organization.
  3. Empowering the workers by imparting rights-based awareness education through workers' organizations/trade unions and enabling them to organize themselves and engage in collective bargaining, with the aim to increase wages to a regulatory minimum level.
  4. Exploring improvements in recruitment systems and working conditions including regulation of payment of wages and advances through active social dialogue process among tripartite partners.

Basic Course on Teaching of Evidence Law

Jun 18, 2013

Basic Course on Teaching of Evidence Law

 

NLU Delhi under the auspices of National Academy of Law Teachers (NALT) which was established to improve the quality of teaching and research organized “Basic Course on Teaching of Law of Evidence” from 18-22 June, 2013 at its campus. More than 50 faculty members from different Law Universities participated in the workshop. HMJ Gita Mittal, Judge, Delhi High Court, Prof. B. B. Pande, Prof. Chandrasekharan Pillai, Santosh Snehi Maan, Sidharth Luthra, Vrinda Grover were some the resource persons.


National Consultation on Bonded Labour by NLU Delhi in association with JEEVIKA

May 15, 2013

National Consultation on Bonded Labour by the National Law University Delhi in association with JEEVIKA was held on 15th May 2013 at NLU Delhi. The immediate objective for this national consultation was to have deliberation on Draft Rules under the Bonded Labour Act.

 

During the consultation, the draft rules drafted in collaboration with JEEVIKA and NLU Delhi student team under the guidance of Prof. Babu Mathew was presented and discussed at length. The members from NHRC and MoLE (Ministry of Labour and Employment) attended the consultation and supported the drafting process. Draft Rules have been drawn and have been widely circulated for feedback. It was envisaged to get more government representation to the consultation from all the States and the Union Territories. The main purpose of the consultation was to get the proposed Rules accepted by MoLE. The NGOs decided to unite their voice for taking forward the issue of eradication of bonded labour India. It was mentioned that these kind of consultation with forceful representations would definitely lead the activism and process of drafting of Rules forward.