CAPACITY BUILDING

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Capacity Building efforts of Studio Nilima are conceived as informal spaces of dialogue, discussion and exchange. They serve as a forum for learners, specifically students and emerging scholars and practitioners of the region to engage, interact and dialogue with thinkers, experts, law makers, academics and artists on a range of topics. The capacity builidng programmes are offered as addas, workshops and artistic engagement where learners are encouraged to assimilate and synthesize views and opinion critically as well as address concerns through an integrated approach.

Amicus Curiae/Legal Aid Counsel Interaction Program

Amicus Curiae/Legal Aid Counsel Interaction Program

The program is a joint collaboration between Studio Nilima, Bar Council of India, the Assam State Legal Services Authority and the Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee to strengthen the skills and build capacity of the Panel of Amicus Curiae of the Gauhati High Court and the Legal Aid Counsels (LACs) of various districts of Assam. The program includes rigorous monthly workshops and training sessions with legal experts from the country as well as interactions with former Judges. The program endeavours to enable and empower legal aid counsels to serve their constitutional mandate of providing effective and competent legal services to individuals in need. Monthly interactions include detailed discussions on procedure including law on confessions, circumstantial evidence etc... Read More

Our Past Initiatives

Our Past Initiatives

In the past, our capacity building programmes have included Addas with a disciplinary focus either on conflict, policy and law with Justice Mr. Amitava Roy, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Prateek Hajela on the National Register of Citizens, Dr. P. Ngully and Suhas Chakma on Policy, Law and Identity in Northeast India, Anup Chetia on ULFA and the peace process and P.C. Haldar on Reimagining Assam. Conversations have also been interdisciplinary, with artists, academics, lawyers and conservation architects. Such Addas have focussed on heritage conservation in Punjab and AFSPA led by Gurmeet Rai and Mr. Kamal Narayan Choudhury, research methodology by Moushumi Bhowmick and Neha Wadhawan, a performance led discussion on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code by Mandeep Raikhy and.. Read More
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