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EVENT: Understanding the Niti Ayog (February 11, 2015), organized by Wada Na Tado Abhiyan.

A new institution in the name of NITI Aayog (National Institute for Transforming India) has been constituted by the NDA government, which has taken the place of the Planning Commission. The vice-chairperson and two full time members have been appointed to the Aayog apart identifying the key union ministers as its ex-officio members. As a network of over 4000 NGOs/CSOs and experts working on governance and accountability, we have been involved in the review of the 11th Plan. We were instrumental in bringing over large number of organizations across the country to deliberate on the priorities of the 12th Plan. The NITI Aayog is going to set in motion a new planning process soon. We feel it will be a great opportunity to organize a national consultation and bring the voice of the experts, civil society and intellectuals to discuss about the new Aayog. To pursue this we are organizing a national consultation at India Habitat Centre on February 11, 2015 from 10 am till 5 pm to discuss on: Understanding the NITI Aayog: Objective, role and mandate.

The discussion will be held around the following lines (tentative):

1.      Understanding NITI Aayog: the objective, role and mandate

2.      Shift from planning commission to NITI Aayog

3.      NITI Aayog and social justice and inclusion

4.      Role of CSOs and citizens in NITI Aayog

5.      Path ahead

July Conf with Thomas
CDHR-IHD Event (July 2012), with Alakh Sharma, Manoranjan Mohanty, Thomas Pogge, Deepak Nayyar, Rajeev Malhotra and Mitu Sengupta

EVENT: Public Lecture by Thomas Pogge (July 24, 2012), organised by CDHR in collaboration with the Institute for Human Development (IHD)We will host a lecture by Professor Thomas Pogge on July 24th, 6:00pm at the India International Centre (Lecture Hall 1, Annexe). The title of the lecture is ‘Severe Poverty, Human Rights and Institutional Design.’Professor Thomas Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, and the author of more than 28 books and 54 journal articles, with leading contributions to the fields of global justice and human rights. His book World Poverty and Human Rights is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice. Dr. Pogge will also participate in a panel comprising Dr. Alakh Sharma, Dr. Manoranjan Mohanty, Dr. Deepak Nayyar, Dr. Rajeev Malhotra, and Dr. Mitu Sengupta.

EVENT: Human Rights Day (December 10, 2011). CDHR participated in this event, which was organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Equal Opportunity Office and the Centre for Promotion of Human Rights Teaching and Research (HURITER).

EVENT: Conference on Death Penalty on 14-15 November 2011. This conference is organized by the Centre for Human Rights Studies of Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, in collaboration with the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Human Rights Law Network and the Centre for Development and Human Rights. The event featured many notable speakers, including Justice A.K. Ganguly of the Supreme Court of India.

EVENT: Final Workshop on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (HUREP). Held on March 14, 2011, this workshop was organized by CDHR in partnership with the University of Oslo, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), on the relationship between human rights and extreme poverty, a topic that formed the basis of a four-year joint project (HUREP) between the two institutions. A summary of the proceedings of this conference are available upon request.

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