SLS Hyderabad is organizing a webinar on the Advocates Protection Bill, scheduled to be held on October 25, 2021. The webinar will bring into focus the recent incidents of assault, criminal force and threats caused to Advocates.
About SLS Hyderabad
The concept of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar (Chancellor Symbiosis International Deemed University) on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’.Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad was established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.
The Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ), is one of the many centres of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad that aims at specializing, tutoring and disseminating information about the different facets of criminology, forensic science, penology and victimology to its students. CCCJ was established in March 2018 with an ambitious and enthusiastic furore to gain more knowledge about the fascinating world of criminology and its sister branches.
The Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice is engaged in activities to develop and strengthen the existing Criminal Justice system of the state and benefit the society for smooth functioning. The Centre functions with the objective to work as a resource centre in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice
About the Webinar
The recent incidents of assault, criminal force and threats caused to Advocates, while they discharge their professional duties, have reached alarming heights. This has resulted in law and order situations and deficiencies in rendering professional services by Advocates to their clients, causing a profound sense of fear in the minds of Advocates. There are provisions in the law for the protection of judges and public servants. However, there are no such safeguards in place to protect an Advocate from crimes allegedly committed while discharging their professional duties.
The Bar Council of India took into consideration all the instances of threats against advocates and passed the Advocates Protection Bill, 2021 on July 2, 2021. The bill was drafted with an aim of providing protection to the Advocates and the removal of impediments to their performance of the duty. This webinar aims to address the need for this Bill to be implemented as an Act and the provisions given under it.
- Date: October 25, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM onwards
- Mode: Online
About the Speakers
Dr G Mohan Gopal is the Former Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS). He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the National Law School of India, Bangalore. He has also served as the Director of the National Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court of India (NJA) from 2006 to 2011. Prof Gopal has a doctorate in Law (SJD) and Masters in Law (LLM) from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Delhi University.
From 2012-2019, Prof. Gopal was the founder Chair of the National Court Management Systems Committee of the Supreme Court of India. He is also a former member of various national regulatory bodies including the Law Commission of India, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the University Grants Commission, the Copyright Law Board of India and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority.
He is a well known constitutional scholar and continues to work actively on current judicial and legal issues and reform of legal and judicial institutions.
Mr Riju Raj Jamwal is an Advocate practising at the Supreme Court of India. He is an eminent Lawyer, humanitarian, trainer, author and environmentalist. Mr Riju Raj is also a member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA). He is the founder of “Riju Raj Foundation Trust” based in Delhi set up with the objective of working towards the general good of the rural community, social justice and preserving the environment.
Being an epitome of social activism, he has represented India at the world level for varied concerns especially related to Climate Change, Preservation of Wildlife, Global warming and promotion of the UN-sponsored “Arms Trade Treaty.” Currently, he is a Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Member Executive of the Bar Association of India, Associate Member of both the International Law Society and of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and a Member of the Jammu Bar Association.
The webinar is open to all interested participants, students, lawyers and law enthusiasts
How to Register?
Interested participants can register through the link given at the end of this post.
The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.
October 24, 2021
Participation Certificates will be provided to all the participants.
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