News & Updates


30 August 2019

 The National Law University Odisha, on 30th August 2019, launched a special One Credit Course on Bonded Labour in collaboration with the International Justice Mission (IJM). The credit-course intends to help the students in better understanding of bonded labour and human trafficking, realities of the crimes and the changing nature of the issue in India.

International Justice Mission, or IJM founded in 1997 by lawyer Gary Haugen of the United States and based in Washington, D.C., is a global organization that protects the most vulnerable from violence and oppression irrespective of their gender, community, caste, race, and ethnicity.

IJM India works with the State and Central governments mainly on two forms of human trafficking—bonded labour and sex trafficking of minors. They work alongside government officials and grassroots organizations to rescue and rehabilitate victims, prosecute offenders and train public justice officials.

The course specially designed for NLUO will be spread over 16 hours, over a course of 4 hours for 4 days each. At the end of the teaching of the course, the students will have to undertake an evaluation component, and upon successfully passing the assessment they’ll be issued a certificate.

“At NLUO, we have always strived to motivate students to work in the community. Our mandate incudes access to justice for the marginalized and to cater to the unmet needs of the communities in India. This special course will not only infuse empathy and solidarity among our students but also provide them an opportunity to understand and learn how the law works in action when implemented in the community,” said NLUO Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Srikrishna Deva Rao.

The Course was launched by Prof. Dr. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice- Chancellor National Law University Odisha, Prof. Dr. Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor National Law University Delhi, Chief Guest for the occasion Mr. Janardan Pati, Vice-President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Commander Ashok Kumar, Regional Director, Investigations and Law Enforcement Development, IJM, Dr. Shantanu Dutta, Director of Thought Leadership Initiative, IJM and Dr. Aruna Srilakshmi, Associate Professor of Law & Chairperson Academic Coordination Committee, National Law University Odisha.


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