Publications


May 08, 2018

Monitoring the Monitors – A Micro Study on Monitoring Committees in West Bengal

National Legal Services Authorities (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations, 2010 mandates the setup of Monitoring Committees in legal service institutions across India. This oversight body 'Monitoring Committees' are mandated to oversee legal aid delivery and regularly review the working of legal aid lawyers.

April 23, 2018

Government Compliance and Supreme Court directives on police reform

This note provides a quantitative assessment of the status of compliance by States and Union Territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms as directed in Prakash Singh and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.

April 20, 2018

Strangers No More: New Narratives from India’s Northeast (2018)

In his new book, armed with more stories, interviews and research and after extensive travels through the region, Hazarika explains how and where things stand in the Northeast today.

April 19, 2018

In the time of crisis Public Sector Banks reject more RTIs than ever before: an analysis of statistics from the CIC's latest Annual Report

April 19, 2018 By: Venkatesh Nayak To say that the banking sector in India is going through a “crisis phase” would be a bald understatement. Bad loans or “non-performing assets” (NPAs) have risen to unprecedented levels in 2018.

April 18, 2018

Gender, Poverty and Livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas (2017)

This book explores the ways in which gender-sensitive and inclusive policies can be developed to address the basic issues of marginalisation, livelihood, poverty and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas.

April 16, 2018

A Basic guide - Defending Asylum Seekers in Detention

"This pamphlet is a basic guide on defending asylum seekers in detention. It addresses the issue lawyers may face in demarcating between Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Economic Migrants. It further describes the legal framework available in India.

April 13, 2018

Creating an Effective Coalition to Achieve Sdg 8.7

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) can be defining momentsin Commonwealth history. 1971 is remembered for the Singapore Declaration, the 1991 for the Harare Declaration, and 1995 for the Millbrook Commonwealth Action Plan.

April 10, 2018

Flyer -Undertrial Review Committee

Prisons in India are chronically overcrowded. Sixty-seven percent of the prison population comprises undertrials – those who are awaiting or undergoing trial and not yet proven guilty. This needs repair and Under Trial Review Committee (UTRC) is one oversight mechanism which can address this.

April 10, 2018

Flyer -Legal Aid For Persons in Custody in India

71 percent of the prison population in India is either illiterate or educated below high school. Over 67 percent of these prisoners are undertrials and may continue to be held in overcrowded prisons for years. Poor public defense and under-utilization of non-custodial measures are one of the primary causes for these prolonged detentions.

April 05, 2018

Writing on the Wall: Reflections on the North-East (2008)

Decades of State and non-State violence in India’s landlocked North-east have taken a heavy toll on livelihoods, incomes, governance, growth and image, besides lives.