Call for Applications: Research Fellow NLU, Delhi Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance

The Centre for constitutional law, policy and governance, NLU Delhi is seeking to hire a research fellow for the Centre for the “CLPG-CRR project.”

Position: research fellow – 1 post

About the Centre: The Centre for constitutional law, policy and governance works on foregrounding rights, rightslessness, and other vulnerabilities in understanding, critiquing, and reforming laws, legal institutions, and modes of governance, so that they reflect the constitutional ideals of justice. The Centre works with governmental and non-governmental organizations on various research and policy initiatives.

About the project: The Centre for constitutional law, policy, and governance, and the center for reproductive rights, New York, are collaborating to publish a “manual on reproductive rights.” The aim of the manual is to provide a reference book for adjudicators, practitioners and students on important reproductive rights decisions, laws and international instruments. Covering a range of topics, the book seeks to provide both a compilation of important judgments on each issue, as well as a brief critical overview of the decisions, to enable readers to locate the decisions within the framework of rights.

Role of the research fellow: The research fellow will work with the directors of the Centre in conceptualizing, researching for, and producing the manual. This will involve extensive desk research on each of the topics identified, undertaking a comprehensive literature review on issues of reproductive rights, and case law research on decisions of the Supreme Court of India and of Indian high courts, as well as leading/ best practice cases from other jurisdictions. Work will also involve extracting the relevant portions from each of the cases, providing head notes for each and providing a critical overview of the development of law in that particular area, with the aim of locating the decisions within the broad context of rights based approach to reproduction. The fellow will also be required to supervise the work of student researchers working on the project, assist the directors in organizing events/workshops/conferences around the project and any other activities associated with the project.

Qualifications: applications are invited from interested candidates holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law. Candidates with demonstrable proficiency in issues relating to gender/reproductive rights will be preferred. Strong research and writing skills are essential. Note that this is an entry-level position and would be ideal for individuals with 0-2 years PQE.

Duration & remuneration: The fellow will be paid a monthly salary of rs. 50,000 per month. The position will be for a period of one year. The selected candidate will be expected to join the Centre as soon as possible, and in no case later than October, 2017.

Procedure for applying: Interested applicants are required to send the following materials to the executive director, Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance at clpg@nludelhi.ac.in. The subject line of the e-mail should state: application for CLPG-CRR project.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of two referees. Referees must be informed that they may be contacted by CLPG either over email or by phone.
  • One academic writing sample (published or unpublished).

The last date for receiving applications: Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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