Project: Repeal of Laws
Organization: Centre for Civil Society
Nature of Project: Work from Home (Online)
Duration of Project: August to October, 2018
States: Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
Eligibility: Students from 2nd to 5th year of BA.LLB program
Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is a public policy think-tank which has been ranked amongst the top 60 think tanks in the world (and amongst the top 3 from India) by the University of Pennsylvania’s highly acclaimed annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) report, for the past 5 years.
About Repeal of Laws Project
As the Union Government is leading the initiative of repealing old, obsolete and redundant laws which are acting as an impediment for our economic growth, creating uncertain legal environment, over burdening our judicial system and giving scope to pernicious rent seeking.
Sharing the government concern, in 2014, iJustice – a Public Interest Law initiative of the CCS, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy with the help of lawyers, legislative experts and economists have identified and recommended 100 Laws worthy of repeal (please find attached report).
Of these 100 laws, Law Commission of India, in its 248th Interim Report ‘Obsolete Laws: Warranting Immediate Repeal’ examined 54 laws and recommended 30 laws as fit for repeal and out of those recommended 23 laws were repealed by the Parliament.
We have done a similar exercise in Delhi and Maharashtra in collaboration with two reputed law firms, Tanikella Rastogi Associates and AZB & Partners respectively, and prepared a compendium of 25 laws to be repealed for each state.
Maharashtra Chief Minister agreed to repeal 19 of 25 laws and Delhi’s report is being examined by the Law Commission of India. We have partnership with MNLU, CNLU, NALSAR, NUSRL, NLU Assam, GNLU in past for state specific Repeal of Law Compendiums.
Now we would like to do this project in the above mentioned states. We will be selecting 4 Researchers from each state for this project who will be reviewing numerous laws from the state to make a case for repeal as per set parameters and then finally prepare a compendium of 20 state laws which make a good case for repeal.
Centre for Civil Society will provide the student team working on this Research Project with Research Assistance, Orientation of the Project, Session on Research Methodology along with pointers on Research Report Writing and Compendium Drafting. University and Student Team will be given due credit in the compendium and in all advocacy campaigns.
The CCS will have nominate one Research Guide and a Research Supervisor who will be providing suggestions and comments on the drafts of compendium. The Students will also be given of Certificate of Excellence for participation in this project.
How to apply
Students from the universities in the above mentioned states who are interested to join this research project can mail us their CV and Statement of Purpose at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2018.
The shortlisted candidates from each state will be informed by August 10 after telephonic interview. The CCS will be collaborating with 1 university each from these states for this project and supervision of students.