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Field Visit of 3rd year Human Rights Law batch

WBNUJS offers Human Rights Laws as a compulsory paper for the third-year students. In furtherance to the same, the intention was to expose the students to the practical applicability of Human Rights Laws in India through a field empirical observation research as a part of their internal assessment.
Accordingly, the third-year students of Human Right Laws took part in the field visit in four batches conducted on the 1st and 2nd of March 2023 as a part of their course which would be evaluated as an internal component. The attempt was to bring in the empirical component in this course that tries to expose the students to the practical working and realities of human rights laws.
Day 1 was at the International Justice Mission where the students were exposed to the understanding of human trafficking, laws concerning human trafficking, role of various stakeholders, case laws from West Bengal and India and also several other laws that interplay in this discourse. They interacted with the legal team in Kolkata.
Day 2 was at the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights where the students were able to appreciate several criminal and welfare statutes that are governed and taken care of by the commission in West Bengal wherein their role as a regulatory body was explained to the students. The students interacted with their program officer to understand issues pertaining to juvenile justice, child marriage, child labour, begging, POCSO Act and also the working of the commission. The students also got the opportunity to interact with Sudeshna Roy, Chairperson of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights.