With its base in Delhi, CCRI runs courses throughout India in remote rural areas where access to high quality legal and human rights education is hard to find, as well as in the metro cities.

We bring theory, practice, and law together into an integrated and multidisciplinary program. CCRI specialises in public interest law, social activism and access to justice.

We offer a radical and comprehensive curriculum from the perspective of defending poor and marginalised people. Our courses are designed and built around the specific issues and
concerns of the time and place in which they are delivered.

This is done to enable us to respond immediately to critical situations by providing training to local lawyers and activists on how to use the law to combat injustice."


The Centre for Constitutional Rights recently started its International Law Lecture Series with lawyers and activists from leading Civil Liberties organisations sharing their experience with leading cases/litigation on various constitutional rights in their courts. 


The Centre for Constitutional Rights in collaboration with the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights is hosting a series of lectures which explores the experiences of human rights lawyers before the foreign and international courts on matters concerning universal jurisdiction.

Our 3rd lecture from the CCRI-ECCHR International Law Lecture Series is scheduled for 11.06.2021 and will be delivered by Ms. Hanaa Hakiki, Senior Legal Advisor, Migration Program, ECCHR. Hanaa will be discussing the case of ND and NT v. Spain, ECtHR, Applications number 8675/15 8697/15. 

It was the first case to bring to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) a Spanish decade long practice of summary expulsions at its land border with Morocco. It was also a test case which questioned the dominant European narrative through which refugees have rights when other migrants do not. This challenge legally translated in a case which relied on the prohibition of collective expulsions (a procedural safeguard which guarantees an individual examination before expulsion) without relying on the prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment (the prohibition through which the principle of non-refoulement of the Geneva Refugee Convention is implemented by the ECtHR. The case was won in front of the Chamber in 2017 and lost in front of the Grand Chamber in 2020. The lecture will address the significance of this judgment from a post-colonial and racial perspective. 

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When: Jun 11, 2021 05:30 PM India

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