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Applications Invited For Justice J. S. Verma Human Rights Advocacy Training & Mock Trial On Rolling Basis

Akshita Saxena
31 Oct 2019 7:15 AM GMT
Applications Invited For Justice J. S. Verma Human Rights Advocacy Training & Mock Trial On Rolling Basis
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The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University, Delhi, in collaboration with Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and iProBono have called for applications from students of 3rd, 4th, 5th year BA/LLB Undergraduate Law course and LLM candidates for Justice J. S. Verma Human Rights Advocacy Training & Mock Trial.


The course will be taught from 21st November till 26th November, 2019 at National Law University Delhi, between 10am – 5pm, daily.


The programme is aimed at honing the fundamental skills of trial advocacy. The advocacy exercises will involve vulnerable witnesses & gender justice issues and the training will be through multiple fictitious practical exercises including, Examination-in-Chief, Cross Examination and Speech Making.

The course shall be taught by India's pioneering human rights jurists in collaboration with barristers from UK's leading Civil Liberties and Human Rights Chambers (Doughty Street), London's leading Human Rights NGO (JUSTICE) and a specialist intermediary for vulnerable witnesses. On the last day of the course, i.e., on November 26, a Mock Trial will be conducted, judged by practicing lawyers from the Indian Supreme Court and eminent judges.

The candidates will receive individualized feedback to work upon their shortcomings and will be awarded a Certificate on completion of the course.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and a maximum number of 25 students shall be selected. Interested persons are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Applications may be sent via email to [email protected] along with resume and a brief statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining the reasons for interest in the course and how you think you may benefit from it.

Fee Structure

No course fees will be charged. However, a candidate will be expected to attend on all days of the course.

[Read Official Notification Here]

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