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Correctional Services in Telangana

Correctional Services in Telangana

Pushpanjali Medhi, one of the members at the Studio, visited the Telangana Prison Department in April this year (2019). Telangana has pioneered exemplary prison reforms which are not only aimed at the welfare of the inmates but also the prison staff members. Some of the well-received reforms include Vidyadanam Yojna for imparting secondary education amongst the inmates, and the Unnati Programme which counsels repeat offenders in order to curtail recidivism. The purpose of this visit was to observe and compile the Telangana Prison’s best practices into a vision paper for the Government of Assam, suggesting achievable measures to bring about rehabilitation and reintegration of released prison inmates in Assam. Read more about this visit in the Legal Services Section.  Read More

Refugee Law Initiative, London

Refugee Law Initiative, London

Studio Nilima members, Abantee Dutta and Pushpanjali Medhi attended the widely acclaimed Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative in London from June 3-5, 2019. The theme for this year was ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy’, the theme reflected how a host of ‘regional’ questions loom large for refugee protection in 2019. The conference theme interrogated the role of regional refugee law and policy in light of refugee movements and shifting politics of today’s world. The keynote presentations are available as podcasts and can be accessed via the link: https://rli.sas.ac.uk/resources/podcasts