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Faculty Seminar | Discussion on the India Justice Report


Room No. 101, OAB, NLSIU (Closed-doors event)


Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 4:15 pm

This Wednesday, there will be a discussion about the India Justice Report (IJR) by Maja Daruwala, the Chief Editor, and Valay Singh, the project lead of IJR. Brief note about the IJR and previous reports are attached to this email.

About the Speakers: 

1.Valay Singh is the project lead of the India Justice Report. Valay Singh has worked in the development sector over the last 10 years, having been a media professional previously. His interests lie in issues of civil and political liberties, women and child rights, mainstreaming the narrative on justice, freedom of speech and expression and politics and religion. Valay is also the author of Ayodhya: City of faith, City of discord, published by Aleph Book Company.

2.Maja  Daruwala is the Chief Editor of the India Justice Report. A barrister from Lincoln’s Inn, she has been working to advocate for rights and social justice for over 40 years. She is actively engaged in numerous human rights initiatives and concentrates on issues relating to civil liberties including police reform, prison reform, right to information, discrimination, women’s rights, freedom of expression and human rights advocacy capacity building. Ms Daruwala’s interests lie particularly in the area of systemic reforms. She has focused her energies on issues of accountability and participation, which she believes are essential underpinnings for good governance and the realisation of human rights. She sits on several charitable boards including the Population Foundation of India and Centre for Social Justice. She was earlier the director of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and a Senior Adviser for the Tata Trusts.