OutLawed India is organising a 2-day Online Summit on Right to Information, which will have three panel discussions curated to inform the attendees on interaction with the judiciary, accessibility concerns, accountability of public authorities and real-life experiences with filing RTIs.
About OutLawed India:
OutLawed India is an organisation that bolsters citizen engagement with law through grass-roots level legal education. In 2020, OutLawed India conducted Legal Awareness Workshops for 2500+ people across the country.
Previously, they have worked with organisations like Trilegal, Center for Internet and Society, Project 39A to conduct sessions on pertinent legal issues. We’ve also worked with NGOs like Teach for India, Super School India, and Indus Action to facilitate Legal Awareness Workshops.
What is the Right To Information Summit?
OutLawed is organising an RTI Summit on January 15 & 16 to bring together members of civil society in an attempt to simplify the process of holding our representatives accountable. OutLawed India has gathered NGOs, companies, and student groups such as Daksh India, Vidhi, Association for Democratic Reforms, Indus Action, and various Legal Service Clinics of National Law Universities across the country.
All these organizations will take part in panel discussions to discuss the various aspects of RTI such as its interaction with the judiciary, accessibility concerns, accountability of public authorities and real-life experiences with filing RTIs.
Panel 1: Judiciary and RTI
This Panel will be discussing themes like compliance of the lower judiciary with RTI, consequences of the Supreme Court being within the ambit of RTI, and the positive obligation to publish information!
Date and Time: January 15, 6-7:30 PM
Panel 2: Public Authorities under RTI
This panel will be exploring the authorities that come within the ambit of the RTI, and will also be discussing how the same can be expanded, for example whether political parties should come within the ambit of RTI.
Date and Time:January 16, 4-5:30 PM
Panel 3: Experiences with RTI
This panel is meant to give you an on-ground perspective relating to RTIs! The discussion will revolve around experiences with filing and appealing RTIs, as well as questions relating to how one can maximise the value from an RTI!
Date and Time: January 16, 6:30-8 PM
Why should you attend?
- The opportunity to hear from academicians and lawyers who are very well versed in matters relating to RTI and can give you perspective that no textbook or article can!
- The panels are extremely diverse and have individuals from very different backgrounds like law & tech, criminal law, environmental policy, human rights, sanitation, and education! There is no other platform that will give you such a wide range of perspectives on RTI!
- Finally, you should attend because RTI is a crucial tool in the hands of any active citizen, and knowing it inside-out will help you become a valuable part of civil society!
Lawctopus is the Outreach Partner for the RTI Summit and Lawctopus Law School is the Knowledge Partner.
We will create a special repository of the recordings of these panel discussions and our workshop on RTI for those who register. The attendees can revisit these important lessons at any point in the future by logging into their accounts with Lawctopus Law School.