The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work to meet the emerging need for trained human service professionals accorded the status of deemed university in 1964, and funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Since then TISS is a postgraduate Institute of national stature today.
About the School of Law, Rights & Constitutional Governance:
In pursuance of the TISS mission towards creating a people-centered society that promotes equality, social change and transformation and human rights for all, especially the marginalized and vulnerable groups, the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance at TISS conducts a One Year Full time, LL.M Course in Access to Justice.
The School was set up at the Mumbai Campus in June 2012 with the main objective to advance socially relevant legal education and promote human rights education and lawyering.
One of the mandates of the school is to sensitize lawyers to work towards protecting and promoting justice for disadvantage communities in line with the tenets of Indian Constitution, thereby to work towards law reform.
About the Seminar:
This seminar has the objective to delve, deliberate and to generate awareness amongst students of varied disciplines, legal luminaries and the diaspora working on Access to Justice on two cardinal issues mainly access to justice through criminal and correctional legal mechanisms, its impact and implications on the marginalised community in terms of entitlement, legal empowerment and issues connected there with and possible resolve.
Who can apply? The School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance calls upon students, research scholars, legal professionals, academicians, civil society organisations, social activists and the representatives of governmental to actively participate and present their perspectives on the same.
Themes of the Seminar:
For the purpose of this seminar the themes and sub-theme are listed below are indicative of relevant research areas to give the prospective authors innovative prepositions about the ambit of discussion during the course of seminar. However, the authors may draw upon issues not limited to but touching upon the same for abstract submission and paper presentation.
Law enforcement agencies – Police and Investigating Agencies: A gateway to Access to Justice
Access to Justice for Victims & Witnesses
Rights of Prison Inmates
Role of Judicial Institutions: Courts, Tribunals in Access to Justice
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