About CCS

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is a public policy think-tank which has been ranked amongst the top 60 think tanks in the world (and amongst the top 3 from India) by the University of Pennsylvania’s highly acclaimed annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) report, for the past 5 years.

About Repeal of Laws Project

Sharing the government concern, in 2014, iJustice – a Public Interest Law initiative of the CCS, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy with the help of lawyers, legislative experts and economists have identified and recommended 100 Laws worthy of repeal. Of these 100 laws, Law Commission of India, in its 248th Interim Report ‘Obsolete Laws: Warranting Immediate Repeal’ examined 54 laws and recommended 30 laws as fit for repeal and out of those recommended 23 laws were repealed by the Parliament.

We have done a similar exercise in Delhi and Maharashtra in collaboration with two reputed law firms, Tanikella Rastogi Associates and AZB & Partners respectively, and prepared a compendium of 25 laws to be repealed for each state. We have partnership with MNLU, CNLU, NALSAR, NUSRL, NLU Assam, GNLU in past for state specific Repeal of Law Compendiums.

Centre for Civil Society will provide the student team working on this Research Project with Research Assistance, Orientation of the Project, Session on Research Methodology along with pointers on Research Report Writing and Compendium Drafting.

 

Location

CCS Office, New Delhi (Work from Home/Online option can be given to promising candidates.)

Duration of Project

October-November, 2018

Eligibility

Students from 3rd to 5th year of BA.LLB program

Theme

Redundant and Archaic Laws affecting Individual Liberty (Personal Freedom) and Laws affecting Economic Freedom (License Permit Raj Laws)

Selection

6 members (3 on each theme) will be selected from the applications to work on either of these themes and to prepare a compendium of 20 Laws which make a case for repeal.

How to apply

Students from the universities in the above mentioned states who are interested to join this research project submit the following application form by September 20, 2018!

To apply, click here.

The shortlisted candidates from each state will be informed after telephonic interview. The CCS will be collaborating with 1 university each from these states for this project and supervision of students.

Deadline: 20 September 2018

Incentives
  • There is no fee to apply for this program.
  • Students will be given Certificate of Acknowledgement and report authored by students will be published by CCS and launched by eminent personalities at National Repeal Law Day to be celebrated at Constitution Club of India on 26th November 2018.
  • Students will be given due authorship credits in the published report.

Click here for project manual and click here for concept note.

 

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