To effectively fulfil the objective of instituting a centre of excellence in the domain of criminal justice and human rights, it is essential that the areas of priority are identified and emphasised upon. The themes identified seek to strike a balance between being of localised relevance to the State of Odisha and at the same time having a pan-Indian dimension. Thus, the centre will be focusing on the issues of tribal rights, under-trial prisoners, children and women. The Centre has sent one proposal to the UGC for sponsoring this centre and its activities. The centre has organised a two day Regional Colloquium for State Human Rights Institutions.