2nd GNLU- LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum "Access to Legal Services" : Call for Participation

Simran Sahni

28 March 2017 3:14 PM GMT

  • 2nd GNLU- LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum Access to Legal Services : Call for Participation
    The GNLU Legal Services Committee has been set up in the year 2007 by way of Section 4(k) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 and rides on the principles of empowering the society with legal awareness and legal aid. Thus, originates the committee’s motto - “Awareness, Assertion, Action”.

    Over the years, the GNLU LSC has strived to recognize the potential of law as an instrument of social change. The LSC acts as a ‘community legal clinic’ and focuses on, inter alia, the deprivation of government benefits, domestic disputes ranging from land and property disputes to domestic affairs relating to marriage, maintenance and child development. The LSC has been striving continuously in the field of education, free and competent legal aid and women rights.

     About the 2nd LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum "Access to Legal Services"

     The LSC Annual Forum is an annual event that brings together LSCs/Legal Aid Clinics (LACs) from across the nation to a common platform. This is a result of the objective as laid down in the National Legal Services Act, 1987 – to provide free and competent legal aid to all citizens irrespective of social, political, cultural or economic disabilities
    . The idea of free and competent legal services has remained a distant reality in India because of limitations of geography, technical and financial resources and relevant ideas. It is with this vision that the LSC at GNLU is organizing the 2nd Edition of the Forum after the overwhelming success of the 1st edition.

    The 2nd Annual Forum is a two-day event scheduled to be held from April 08, 2017 – April 09, 2017
    . The forum is stated to see participation from social experts, advocates and noted academicians and from LSCs across the nation. The focus of the 1st edition was to initiate a process of creating an interlinking platform for LSCs across the country. With the success of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition is taking the process back to the basics.


    1. Rural Sanitation: ‘Cleanliness in Godliness’
      Shri. Jayesh Patel, Director, Environmental & Sanitation Institute, Ahmedabad
      will grace the discussion.

    1. Disability and Mental Health
       Dr. Bhushan Punani, Executive Director, Blind Peoples Association of India shall grace the discussion.

    1. Juvenile Justice
      The theme will see Ms. Chetna Desai, Head and PPE Specialist, UNICEF Gujarat.

    1. Rights of Prisoners
      This will see (tentatively) Smt. Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor, Pondicherry and Former IPS; Shri. T.S. Bisht, IPS, IG-Prisons, Gujarat and Shri. Sanjay Hegde, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
      gracing the discussion.

    For participation and registration details please refer to the Brochure.

    Last Date of Registration: April 5th, 2017

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