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CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS (CASIHR)


ABOUT THE CENTRE
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (‘CASIHR’) is a research centre under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (‘RGNUL’). The Centre’s primary objective is to undertake, support and promote advanced study and interdisciplinary research on the emerging trends in human rights and its allied fields. It endeavors to encourage debates and discussions on the matters that gyrate around the human rights at regional, national and international level so as to contribute paradigm shift in the cognitive understanding of these issues.

AIMS OF THE CENTRE
The CASIHR aims at promoting, supporting and carrying out advanced studies and interdisciplinary research on numerous issues ranging from good governance to globalization processes, with a particular focus on:
1)  human rights in national, regional and international perspectives;
2)  human rights in peace and war;
3)  human rights and human security;
4)  trade and sustainable development,
5)  nuclear weapons and use of force by States;
6)  environmental degradation;
7)  democracy and rule of law; and
8)  human rights and good governance.
In full recognition of the complex national and international issues involved, the CASIHR intends to approach any study and research from a multi-level and multi-actor perspective. Besides such studies and independent applied research, it ambitiously aims-
i.  at creating working documents serving as advice to policy makers on human rights governance and public policy issues; and
ii.  to regularly organize conferences, seminars and debates on the relevant topics.
The ultimate objective of the CASIHR is to emerge as a think tank for national and international issues relevant to promotion and protection of human rights and human dignity.
The vision of the Centre is no doubt highly ambitious, but so is the spirit of this university's management, staff and students who would leave no stone unturned to achieve their targets by leaps and bounds.

ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE CENTRE
The centre thrives to achieve its goals and teleos by undertaking various research related ventures. CASIHR has undertaken certain persistent projects that render opportunities for the legal fraternity to express their notions and ignite deliberate discussions on recent trends and troubles relating to the subject matter of human rights at national and international level.
·  CASIHR has been publishing a bi-annual peer reviewed Human Rights Journal named- CASIHR Journal of Human Rights, aimed at contributing to the literature on Human Rights and providing a platform for academicians, professionals and students to contribute to the field of Human Rights.
·  To augment our outreach and to foster our aims and objectives, CASIHR has recently commenced with its own blog addressing the human rights issue named, The Human Rights Blog and has been welcoming the submissions on rolling basis from students, human right researchers, academicians, practitioners, members of civil society organizations and policymakers.
·  The members of CASIHR also make a significant contribution to the Human Rights literature by writing articles gyring around the subject matter for the Practical Lawyers Magazine published by EBC Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
·  A Quarterly Newsletter, titled ‘The Human Rights Communiqué’, is also being published for the past 6 years under the patronage of CASIHR. Each quarter, this newsletter comprises of articles on relevant human rights issues, along with national and international news regarding current affairs in the field.
Apart from the periodic publication activities, CASIHR has also embarked series of other projects whose core purpose had been to propagate awareness and interests in human rights as a subject. Some of these activities were specifically for the RGNUL students while the others witnessed large scale participation from within and outside RGNUL.
·  CASIHR undertook the work of a case digest on various facet of Article 21 with human rights perspective in its hindsight and a book titled “Right to Life and Personal Liberty” was published by Satyam Law International, Ed.2017 with ISBN: 978-93-82823-68-1.
·  One-Day International Webinar on 'Human Rights of Migrant Labourers in COVID-19: Indian Scenario'was conducted on 6th July, 2020 in collaboration with Think India and CASLW.
·  Major Research Project titled “Human Rights Education in Schools in India: A Comparative Study of Syllabus prescribed by State Education Board” granted by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was undertaken by CASIHR.
·  InQUIZitive is an in house activity that is conducted annually for the students of RGNUL to cultivate a fun environment and promote interest and learning in Human Rights.

TEAM OF THE CENTRE (2020-21)

FACULTY IN-CHARGE
S.no.
Name of the faculty
Designation
Contact No.
Email Id
1.
Dr. Jaswinder Kaur
Coordinator
09855077842
jaswinderkaur@rgnul.ac.in
drjaswinder.rgnul@gmail.com
2.
Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur Virk
Coordinator
09417922918
sukhwinderkaurvirk@rgnul.ac.in

STUDENT COMMITTEE
S.no.
Name of the student
Year of study
Designation
1.
Priya Agrawal
5th Year
Student Coordinator
2.
Shristi Sharma
5th Year
Student Coordinator
3.
Swantika Kumar Rajvanshi
5th Year
Student Coordinator
4.
Aastha Sharma
4th Year
Member
5.
Bipasha Khatana
4th Year
Member
6.
Kritika Kumar
4th Year
Member
7.
Gunjan Singh
3rd Year
Member
8.
Khushali Mahajan
3rd Year
Member
9.
Rishabh Chhabaria
3rd Year
Member
10.
Dhawal Srivastava
2nd Year
Member
11.
Jessica Kaur
2nd Year
Member
12.
Rohan Gajendra Pratap
2nd Year
Member


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

Dr. Jaswinder Kaur | Dr. Sukhvinder Kaur Virk
Assistant Professors of Law, RGNUL Faculty Coordinators, CASIHR
Priya Agrawal | Shristi Sharma| Swantika Kumar Rajvanshi
Student Coordinators, CASIHR

Address:
Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Sidhuwal-Bhadson Road, Patiala, Punjab-147001
Email: casihr@rgnul.ac.in 
Web URL: www.rgnul.ac.in
Telephone: 0175-2391367, 0175-2391386