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Report of the National Training on Prisoners’ Rights, 2018

Date: 15/11/2018

Document: Report of the National Training on Prisoners’ Rights, 2018

Centre for Constitutional Rights India, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in collaboration with O.P. Jindal Global University, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), International Bridges to Justice India (IBJ), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and India Vision Foundation (IVF) organised a 3-day National Training on Prisoners’ Rights. The training was organised at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana from 29 th

June – 1st July 2018.

The training was conducted with the objective to:

  1. Educate and inform lawyers, activists, and concerned civil society groups about the issues faced by under-trial prisoners, and equip them with tools to address the same.
  2. Build and strengthen the legal aid system in India through fostering partnerships with District, State and National legal aid service authorities, lawyers, NGOs and civil society groups.
  3. Build partnerships and a network of prison reform activists, lawyers, NGOs working with prisoners, academics, and other concerned members of the civil society to bring them on a common platform.

The training had about 250 participants from all over the country including advocates working with state and district legal service authorities, as well as NGOs, researchers, academicians, eminent social activists, civil society groups, law students, etc. working in the field of human rights in general and prisoners’ rights in particular.

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