Name. College. Year of Study
University Institute of Legal Studies (U.I.L.S) (I Year)
Name of the organisation. City
Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh
I did the winter internship. There were about 10-12 fellow interns.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
Application over email. Send in your details at [email protected].
SCO No. 20-21-22
Sector 34-A, Chandigarh, 160034
Ph. No. 91-172-3029610, 91-172-3029611
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
G Going for the first two weeks is compulsory and then a project is assigned which has to be completed and submitted to the commission by the end of the last week of the internship programme.
P.G’s are available in sector 34 and 35, near to the commission
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
My first impression of the commission was really good. We were introduced to Mr. Rohit Chatrath, the system manager of the PSHRC who guided us throughout the programme.
The entire internship programme at the human rights commission was divided into three stages that were spread over a span of four weeks.On the very first day we were handed over the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. We were then tested on our knowledge of the act.
The First stage of our internship was to segregate the complaints received by the commission into cognizable and non-cognizable complaints and then fill relevant forms for them.
In the Second stage we did case reading on which the member judges of the commission had given their judgements The cases included custodial death cases as well.
The Third and the last stage was to research and submit a project report on a topic related to violation of human rights.
Work environment, people
It was good. We were divided into groups of 3-4 people each and then we had to complete the tasks mentioned above.
Very liberal in structure; since you can work and enjoy too. You will learn about the working of the commission.
You get to interact with students from other law schools!
Anything else you’d like to tell
Interning at a human rights commission a probably the best thing you can do in your first year. Go for it!
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