The National Law University, Odisha (NLUO) on Friday launched a special course on bonded labour - an issue of grave concern particularly for the Government of Odisha. The credit-course intends to help the students in better understanding of the crime in India.
“At NLUO, we have always strived to motivate students to cater to the unmet legal needs of the marginalised communities and help them gain access to justice. This special course will not only infuse empathy and solidarity among our students but also provide them an opportunity to understand and learn how the law works in action,” said NLUO Vice-Chancellor Srikrishna Deva Rao.
“Although the Abolition of Bonded Labour Act was passed in 1976, it is the responsibility of young lawyers and law students to ensure that the crime is completely abolished,” said Rao.
The credit course, which is the third special course introduced this year, intends to help the law graduates understand the Supreme Court judgements on bonded labour, engage in discussion about rights and justice regarding labour laws, develop comprehension on the role of the judiciary in a bonded labour cases and appropriate outcome of trials.
Among others, National Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development, International Justice Mission Cdr Ashok VM Kumar and CITU leader Janardan Pati spoke.