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Examining The Indian Legal System And Criminalisation Of Adivasis: A Book Launch [8th April, 2022]

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
29 March 2022 2:08 PM GMT
Examining The Indian Legal System And Criminalisation Of Adivasis: A Book Launch [8th April, 2022]
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As part of its work in highlighting and monitoring incidents of criminalization, violence, and impunity against Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Peoples Rights International commissioned a research examining the dimensions of criminalization of Adivasis in India.Written by Shomona Khanna, Astha Saxena, Puja, and Khushboo Pareek, the book, Criminalisation of Adivasis and the Indian Legal...

As part of its work in highlighting and monitoring incidents of criminalization, violence, and impunity against Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Peoples Rights International commissioned a research examining the dimensions of criminalization of Adivasis in India.

Written by Shomona Khanna, Astha Saxena, Puja, and Khushboo Pareek, the book, Criminalisation of Adivasis and the Indian Legal System, provides a 360-degree view on criminalisation of Adivasis. The authors embarked on the daunting task of tracing the origins of criminalisation of Adivasis as it links to discrimination and the colonial forest laws that continue to threaten them and their way of life until today.

A first of its kind, this study provides a firm foundation to kick-start future engagements and inquiries on this critical issue relating to the rights and well-being of indigenous peoples in India. We hope that this publication will play a part in inspiring Indigenous Peoples' movements in India and beyond to strengthen their ongoing initiatives to protect their rights through engaging with the legal system. We also hope that it will be a useful resource material for policymakers and advocates to having deeper awareness on the importance of strengthening protection of Adivasis through a more comprehensive and efficient legal and justice systems.

The book launch will welcome experts in the field of law, human rights, and Indigenous Peoples' issues. It will also provide a space to highlight recent and ongoing cases of criminalization against Adivasis and continuing impunity of the police, forest authorities and other state agents.

Click here to download summary of the book. A copy of the book is ready for download here

Speakers:-

  • Prof. Faizan Mustafa - Vice Chancellor, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  • Justice Anjana Prakash - Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India Former Judge of Patna High Court
  • Prof. Virginius Xaxa - High-level Committee on Socio-economic, Health, Education Status of Tribal Communities in India
  • Dilip Chakma - Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre
  • Anne Nourgam - Chairperson, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • José Francisco Calí Tzay - UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Aida Martirous-Nejad - UN Office of the High Commissioner – Geneva
  • Alviina Alametsä - Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of EU-India relations

Date: 8th April, 2022

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