PROGRAMMES OF LCHR
LCHR has conducted a unique programme for two years, namely “Creating and Strengthening Advocacy Capacity of Voluntary Organizations in Northeast India” in which it has facilitated 40 voluntary organizations from Northeast India to equip them with advocacy skills and to strengthen their advocacy capacity to promote peace justice and human rights.
An innovative programme on “Legal Capacity Building among the Rural People of Assam in Northeast India” has created legal awareness and built legal capacity among the rural people in 10 districts of Assam. 27,628 rural people from 10 districts around Kamrup for the past 5 years have learnt the provisions of RTI, MGNREGA, Free Legal Aid to the poor, RTI, PDS, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence, Labourers Rights, Child Rights and Land Rights.
“Legal Capacity Building among the Tea Plantation Labourers in Assam” is underway since January 1, 2005. Over 12,000 tea plantation labourers have benefited from this unique programme. LCHR Resource Team has made about 350 visits and conducted 330 sessions covering 221 tea gardens in Sonitpur, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Darrang, Udalguri and Nagaon districts. From August 1, 2007 trainers have been equipped to train their own people in their areas.
Training Para-Legal Personnel in Kamrup District is another ongoing Programme that we have undertaken. This year we have been training 13 energetic young persons to be bare-foot lawyers in the villages. In three years we will be training 36 such young para-legal personnel to address the legal issues of the grass-root people.
LCHR has initiated another programme namely “Out of Court Settlement” in keeping with principles and methods of Alternative Dispute Resolutions in which we encourage and facilitate poor people to settle their disputes though mutual dialogue and reconciliation in order to save their money, time and peace of mind.
LCHR with its Resource Team has been rendering its services to the individuals as well as organizations on legal issues. It has conducted many workshops, seminars and training programmes on various legal issues to create and strengthen their legal capacity.
LCHR has joined hands with likeminded individuals as well as organizations to work in partnership and collaboration. That has enhanced networking voluntary organizations on similar issues to fight for justice and human rights.
Dissemination of Law, Legal information in order to create legal awareness by publishing/printing legal literature and booklets has been another task we undertake. LCHR has published booklets on tea garden labour laws, right to information, right to education and forest dwellers rights.
Through its Associates, LCHR renders services inside the court accompanying the cases of the poor and the deserving based on various issues. The team of advocates is able to take up many deserving cases and find relief through the justice delivery system.
LCHR provides legal counseling, consultancy and legal advice to the people in need in both pre-litigation as well as post-litigation stages.
LCHR has also taken up Advocacy and lobbying. We initiate a process of advocacy among the common people in the Northeast India which enables the people to realize their rights.