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Seminar Lecture on Human Rights

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The International Law Society of School of Law, KIIT -DU organizes a Seminar Lecture on “Human Rights: Experience and Expectations” at Conference Hall, Campus-16 on 11th October, 2018.

The lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Justice Mr. K.G.Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India & Former Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. Analyzing on  the constitution of the NHRC, the Justice said, “NHRC in India is a full- fledged commission and arguably one of the best in the world.”

It usually receives a large number of complaints particularly about police excesses and atrocities on the common man. The NHRC also addresses the issues regarding the violation of people’s basic rights  by various Government  Departments. In that perspective, NHRC make recommendations about granting relief to the victims and their families. NHRC is a recommendatory  body rather than an enforcement body.

It can brings the complaints to the notice of the authority immediately. At least 99% of the directives issued by NHRC get complied with Government Bodies. In fact, “NHRC is a poor man’s court”, elucidated  Justice K.G. Balakrishnan.

He further clarified, “a citizen can seek the help of  NHRC for any sort of violation on him at any point of time. When the Government Authority don’t take any action, then the victim can knock the door of NHRC. In some circumstances, even Suo motu action  can be taken by the NHRC at its end.”

Later the Justice took on few queries from the students and replied those convincingly. At the outset, Prof.(Dr.) N.K Chakraborty, Director, KIIT School of Law presented the Welcome Address and he also proposed Vote of Thanks at the end. Dr. Prafulla Chandra Mishra,  Dean, School of Law, were also present on the occasion among the faculties and students of KIIT School of Law.