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The Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance works on foregrounding rights, rightslessness, and other vulnerabilities in understanding, critiquing, and reforming laws, legal institutions, and modes of governance, so that they reflect the constitutional ideals of justice. The Centre works with governmental and non-governmental organizations on various research and policy initiatives.

Recent collaborations include with the Twentieth Law Commission of India, Lawyers Collective, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Human Rights Law Network etc. Details about the Centre and its activities can be found HERE.

The Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance, NLU Delhi is seeking to hire a Research Fellow for the Centre for the “CLPG-DHCSLC Prisons Project.” Details of the position advertised are as follows:

About the Project

CLPG is collaborating with the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee to work on a prisons project which involves studying cases of undertrial incarceration in Delhi, prepare periodic reports on the status of each case, the causes of delay (if any), compliance with guidelines and laws, and availability of bail for the person.

The Centre also proposes to prepare a more general report based on these cases highlighting systemic concerns and blockages in the criminal justice process, and providing suggestions for reform.

Role of the Research Fellow

The Research Fellow will assist the Centre in undertaking research and analysis for this project. The Fellow will coordinate with lawyers appointed by the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee, prison officials, court staff, and student volunteers working on the project.

The Fellow will assist in supervising the work of the student volunteers, and will help with report writing and other activities associated with the project. As a member of a young organisation, the Fellow will be expected to also assist in other projects and activities of the Centre. Fellows will also be expected to share in institution building exercises of the Centre.

Qualifications

Applications are invited from interested candidates holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law. Candidates with demonstrable proficiency in criminal law and prior experience with prisons projects and/or criminal litigation will be preferred.

Since the position also requires writing of reports and policy documents, good writing skills is essential. Note that this is an entry-level position and would be ideal for individuals with 0-2 years PQE.

Duration and Remuneration

The Fellow will be paid a monthly salary will be Rs.45,000 per month. The position will be for a period of one year.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are required to send the following materials to the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi at registrarnlud@nludelhi.ac.in with a copy to clpg@nludelhi.ac.in

The subject-line of the e-mail should state: Application for CLPG-DHCLSC Prisons Project.

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Contact Details of Two Referees. Referees must be informed that they may be contacted by CLPG.

3. One academic writing sample (Published or unpublished).

Shortlisted candidates may be asked for additional material. Shortlisted candidates may also be called for an interview. NLU Delhi or CLPG will not cover the costs for attending the interview.

Deadline

The last date for receiving applications is Friday, 28th October, 2016.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, e-mails will be sent only to shortlisted candidates.

Note: The University and CLPG reserve the right to not select any candidate for the position.

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