Lex Macula is a registered NGO under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. They are a youth organisation specializing in organizing moot courts, debates, seminars and other legal competitions for a much better learning experience than what is offered to the law students.
About the Event
The theme for the discussion will be “How India reacts to Rape: Sensitising the Legal System”.
It is well documented that cases of sexual violence are generally under-reported in India and research has shown that women and families do not seek redressal from the criminal justice system primarily because they want to avoid the trauma that they are subjected to in the process of a criminal trial. This process of destigmatising a rape victim opening up about her trauma and approaching it without judgement and with compassion is an essential topic to be discussed with the future of the legal fraternity.
The speakers will be discussing how the courtroom proceedings can be made victim-friendly during a rape trial to ensure that the victim is able to give her testimonial without inhibitions and further will also discuss how a figure of an “ideal rape victim” has been created through patriarchal beliefs that underpin adjudication in rape cases in India. Their insight would be an eye-opener to the law students as well as lawyers and academicians.
They hope to provoke discussion on this topic and raise awareness which they hope will also bring some much-needed change in the society. Lex Macula aims to educate our audience on the full spectrum of this topic and we are confident that all attendees will gain something of value from this conversation. With this spirit in mind, Lex Macula duly invites everyone to attend this session on the topic: How India reacts to Rape: Sensitising the Legal System on 23rd August 2020 at 5 PM.
Dr. Pinky Anand is a designated Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the former Additional Solicitor General of India. A Doctorate of Law, a graduate of the Harvard Law School and also an Inlaks scholar, she is just the second woman in India to have been awarded this post. She has been the Vice-President of the Bar Association of India and has received several awards for excellence in law by Bharat Nirman, PHD Chamber for Progress Harmony Development and FICCI.
Ma’am headed the All India Legal Team of BJP for several years and was also their Spokesperson. She has worked tirelessly for the cause of Rule of Law and social development and has achieved numerous milestones in her endeavour. Currently, she is representing India in the formation of BRICS Legal Forum and serves as a member of the Indian delegation to Brazil.
Ms. Geeta Luthra is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. She has a Master’s in LL.M and M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is the Vice President of the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) and FICCI. She has appeared as a counsel in several landmark cases and has expertise in myriad facets of law, including
Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Arbitration Law and Human Rights Law.
Practising since 1980s, she has fought dozens of cases relating to bails in offences against women, women’s right to claim maintenance or properties which have been devolved upon the husband from his ancestors.
She has been a speaker at various international fora and has spoken on various burning issues like the Criminal Justice System, recent amendments in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, on the need for institutional Arbitration, Gender Rights in employment and Migration, changes in Rape Laws, Offences against Women including Sexual Harassment: Rape, Dowry Death and cruelty, Domestic Violence and Trafficking in Women.
Details of the Webinar
Date and Day: 23rd August 2020 (Sunday)
Timings: 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Medium: Via Video Conferencing (the details shall be sent via the confirmation email)
Fee: The registration fee for the webinar is Rs. 100/- and all the participants who attend the session will be given an e-certificate.
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