Launch of the JGU Human Rights Clinic

(L-R) Professor (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, Registrar, and Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies, JGU; Dr. Colin Gonsalves, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Founder Director, Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi; Mr. Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director, Human Rights Alert, Manipur and Extra-judicial Execution Victims' Families Association, Manipur; and Ms. Ranjita, Member, Extra-judicial Execution Victims' Families Association, Manipur at the launch of the JGU Human Rights Clinic on 10 December 2016.

JGU’s Centre for Human Rights Studies (CHRS) launched the JGU Human Rights Clinic on December 10, 2016 at an event to observe Human Rights Day. The Clinic aims to affect small changes in our surroundings while broadening the human rights knowledge and experience of JGU students. Students, under the guidance of experienced faculty coordinators at the Clinic, will assist victims of institutional violations of human rights with the focus on furthering academic research and bridging the practical divide in the present human rights curriculum.

About the Centre for Human Rights Studies (CHRS)

The mission of CHRS is to undertake rigorous academic research, teaching, training and policy making in the field of human rights. Though there have been impressive and far-reaching developments at the domestic as well as international level relating to human rights, there is a dearth of academic research, quality teaching and training. CHRS aims to bridge this gap through interdisciplinary research with an emphasis on promoting the exploration of human rights issues amongst its students for the larger contribution to the society in the field of human rights.

The Centre focuses on the full range of human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and has a particular focus on human rights challenges and issues within India and the South Asia region. Through its activities, the Centre aims to contribute to the protection and promotion of international human rights law within this region and to raise awareness of these issues at the international level. CHRS aims to bring together academics, policy makers and administrators in the government, human rights institutions and non-governmental organisations to generate discussions, scholarship and publications on human rights.