About the organiser/college/university:
GITAM (Deemed to be University) Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, popularly known as GITAM, was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by Dr.MVVS Murthi, Former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist.
School of Law:
School of Law, a constituent institution of GITAM (Deemed to be University), was established at Visakhapatnam Campus in 2012.
Women Empowerment Cell, GITAM:
This Cell was established with aim and objective of creating awareness on the rights of women, gender sensitisation, prevention of gender discrimination in job and career opportunities, prevention of sexual harassment in the University Campus, mediation and redressal for grievances of gender discrimination or sexual harassment.
The Cell also organizes seminars, workshops, awareness camps on issues of gender justice and sexual harassment.
About the workshop:
The workshop is on Contemporary Issues in Criminal Procedural Laws with reference to Crimes against Women. Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights and women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights.
Crimes and violence against women such as rape, eve-teasing, molestation, sexual harassment of woman at workplace, bigamy, adultery and enticement of married women, abduction and kidnapping, fraudulent marriage, dowry death, female child abuse etc. and cyber-crimes such as stalking, voyeurism, defaming, revenge, porn etc., are a grave violation of those rights.
Efforts have been made at an international level through The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979, SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution, 2002 to which India is a party.
There are also numerous substantive and procedural laws which prohibit and punish the offenders of these crimes. But more specifically, procedural laws are meant to provide a safe environment for the victims so that they are accessible for getting justice swiftly because everyone has the primary right of speedy and fair trial. But, in some cases, victims in crimes against women are subjected to secondary victimization repeatedly as they tread through the judicial process.
Administration of criminal judicial process in India is controlled under the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and admissibility of evidence is dealt under Indian Evidence Act, 1872. There has been a plethora of amendments in criminal laws, of which major amendments are towards the protection of women.
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 have brought significant changes in Indian Penal Code, 1860, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
The Supreme Court also had played a vital role in bringing safeguarding measures for the protection of women and witnesses through various guidelines, and recently the Supreme Court has approved the Witness Protection Scheme in Mahender Chawla v. Union of India [2018 (12) SC 21].
These contemporary developments have brought a sense of relief in accessing law enforcement agencies and courts.
The main aim of the workshop is to enlighten participants regarding the latest developments, identify the lacunae in procedures, promote empathy and sensitivity, and endeavor and strive to provide a safe space for the victims and survivors of crimes against women.
The workshop is being conducted to provide hands-on experience to advocates, law enforcement agencies, social workers, academicians, researchers, and students.
The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and sharing of experiences on developments, challenges, and practices pertaining to the topic.
Who is it for/eligibility:
Open to Students, Research Scholars, Prospective Researchers, Faculty and Professionals.
Objectives of the workshop:
- Identify the lacunae in legal procedures in crimes against women.
- Provide hands-on experience to agencies concerned with the administration of criminal justice.
- Exchange information and experiences associated with the development and implementation of criminal procedural laws.
- Discuss advances and inadequacies in criminal procedural laws.
- Discern, deliberate and deliver recommendations regarding proper implementation of criminal procedural laws
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Registration procedure & Fee details:
- Students& Scholars : ₹ 200
- Academicians/Advocates/Professionals: ₹ 500
Name of Account –
M/s. SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS SCHOOL OF LAW
Union Bank Account No: 761302010000486
IFSC Code: UBIN0576131
Branch: GIMSR Branch, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045
Please note: Accommodation, Transport, Actives and Extras such as tours and dinners are not included in the registration.
Mode of payment:
Online Bank transfer in favor of M/s. SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS SCHOOL OF LAW, to account details stated above on or before 28th February 2019.
The registration fee includes working lunch, refreshments, and certificate of participation. Registration commences by 9:30 am.
1. Last Date for Registration: 28th February 2019.
2. Dates of the Workshop: 2nd March 2019.
L. Ashish Kumar, Asst. Professor Ph: +91 7036213211
T. Lakshmi, Asst. Professor Ph:+91 9440193706
P. Advika (9845452684) & Sai Shreya Tanniru (7032754727)
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