The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another
– Richard Feynman
Lawctopus Law School and OutLawed is conducting an Online Workshop on the law and practicalities of filing a Right to Information (RTI) Application on January 13, 2021.
This workshop will cover the basic provisions of the RTI Act, filing RTIs, as well as follow-up mechanisms. This is in furtherance of Justice Education, a movement towards helping students of law aid access to justice!
OutLawed shall also be hosting a full-fledged summit on RTI on January 15 & 16, 2021.
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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.
Workshop on RTI (Wednesday, January 13):
Filing RTIs can be technical. The framing has to be clear and not vague, and you have to file it to the right authority. These are skills you will pick up from the workshop.
You have the chance to learn from a lawyer who is in the field and has filed several RTIs. This is a practical experience that you cannot learn through textbooks.
RTIs are a great way to gain information. They’re a way to hold your representatives accountable and be active citizens. We want each and every one of you to be able to exercise this right, and engage with your representatives in a meaningful and fruitful way.
The workshop will be conducted by Advocate Parul Gupta.
About the Expert
Parul Gupta is a practising lawyer before the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT). She deals in diverse environmental issues across India and holds expertise on matters ranging from environment and forest clearance processes, environmental pollution, waste management, mining etc. She is also legal advisor of Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation. Her work involves filing and obtaining crucial environmental information from various government authorities.
Details of the workshop
Venue: Online | Zoom meetings, with appropriate safeguards in place.
Dates and Timings: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop.
Certification: No certificate will be given for the workshop. Please attend it for your own learnings.
Note: Joining details will be shared with the participants 1 HOUR before the workshop.
To celebrate one year since it’s inception, OutLawed India is hosting a Right to Information Summit on the January 15 & 16, 2021. The Summit has two parts to it:
Panel Discussions by experts in the field
Volunteers filing RTIs
Why the RTI Summit?
Filing an RTI is commonly understood to be a tedious and complex process. We want to bust that myth and allow YOU to file RTIs with ease on current and pressing issues.
RTIs present several interesting questions- like whether political parties should be within the ambit of the RTI Act, the consequences of the Supreme Court being within the ambit of RTI etc. We want you to hear from experts on these matters, and take these learnings onward.
Registrations to attend panel discussions for the RTI Summit on January 15 & 16 will open soon, so stay tuned! To volunteer to file an RTI, check out this post.
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Mustafa focuses on the strategy and development of Lawctopus' learning division, Lawctopus Law School. He is a graduate in law from WBNUJS, Kolkata and after a brief stint with ICICI Bank as a legal counsel, started exploring his interest in Learning & Development.His mission is to repurpose education towards mental and social wellbeing rather than a mere economic growth point of view.
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