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 district 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, Land Rights, social security schemes etc.
“Legal Capacity Building among the Tea Plantation Labourers in Assam” was a programme designed to create legal awareness and to strengthen legal capacity among the tea plantation labourers in 5 districts of Assam. Since January 1, 2005 over 15,000 tea plantation labourers have benefited from this unique programme. LCHR Resource Team has made about 600 visits and conducted over 550 sessions covering 221 remote 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” was another programme that we have undertaken. In 3 year we have trained 36 energetic young persons on Para-Legal and Advocacy Skills to be bare-foot lawyers in the villages. These Para-Legal Personnel have addressed 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 through mutual dialogue and reconciliation in order to save their money, time and peace of mind.
“Formation Of Cluster-Groups Among The Para Legal Persons & Training Them To Access Justice In The Assam Tea Plantations” is an ongoing programme of LCHR. 18 groups have been formed in the districts of Sonitpur, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Darrang, Udalguri, Nagaon, Biswanath Chariali and North Lakhimpur districts. These groups are trained on group management skills, leadership skills, advocacy skills and on four areas of Child Rights viz. right to survival, right to protection, right to development and right to participation.
LCHR provides legal assistance to the poor and vulnerable sections of the Society on a preferential basis. LCHR helps women to fight their inevitable litigations in the courts by providing good committed advocates from our LCHR Associates who take up their cases in various courts.
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.