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NLU Delhi Fair Trial Fellowship Programme 2019 : National Law University

Organisation : National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi)
Fellowship Name : Fair Trial Fellowship Programme 2019
Applicable For : Young Lawyers & Social Workers
Application Deadline : February 13, 2019
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NLU Delhi Fair Trial Fellowship Programme

National Law University, Delhi invites applications for Fair Trial Fellowship Programme for the year 2019.

Related : ICMR-DHR International Fellowship 2019-20 :

The Fair Trial Fellowship (‘the Fellowship’) is an opportunity for young lawyers and social workers to work for providing quality legal representation to under trial prisoners.


The Fellowship will train and mentor a group of young professionals to work in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authority towards ensuring fair trial for undertrial prisoners at both pre-trial and trial stages.

Fair Trial Fellowship Qualifications

A. Post-graduate qualification in social work (M.A. in Social Work/MSW) or any other Helping Professions/Social Science/Humanities subject or related areas from a Central/Deemed/State-Recognised University

B. Minimum of one year experience (full time) in intervention work at the grassroot level.
C. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Marathi
D. Ability to read, write and speak English
E. Familiarity with the use of MS-Office, emails and the internet
F. Prior work experience within institutions in the criminal justice system is desirable

Fair Trial Fellowship Application Process

Step 1 : Interested persons must send their resume and SOP in two separate documents (as attachment only either MS Word or PDF version) to p39arecruitment [AT] and the subject of the e-mail should be ‘Application for Fair Trial Fellowship-Social Work Fellow, [mention your location]’.

Step 2 : The statement of purpose must not exceed 700 words.

Step 3 : Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process which may be held in Pune/Nagpur/Mumbai.
Step 4 : Intimation regarding dates and venue of selection rounds will be given to the shortlisted candidates only by email.


The responsibilities of the Social Work Fellows will include
A. Visiting the Prisons, interacting with undertrial prisoners, identifying individuals who need legal aid from the DLSA and supporting them in writing applications to DLSA.

B. Identifying undertrial prisoners entitled for bail/early release and refer such cases to the DLSA and the Prison Authorities.
C. Socio-legal case work interventions and handholding undertrial prisoners through the legal proceedings at both pre-trial and trial stage.

D. Home visits and working with families of undertrials in gathering information/documents relevant to their case.
E. Co-ordinating with other authorities if required for gathering relevant documents like age proof, address proof, medical certificates etc.

F. Identifying special needs of undertrials including pregnancy, claims for juvenility, disability, terminal illnesses, and mental health issues etc.

G. Travelling as required to meet and communicate with family members of undertrial prisoners and other persons who may have oral and documentary information relevant for mitigation of the prisoners, using the tools and techniques for communication and obtaining information devised.

H. Co-ordinating with Legal Fellows and provide relevant socio-legal inputs in individual cases.
I. Case Documentation with details of interventions for cases handled

J. Organising and conducting training workshops and conferences.
K. Documentation and Reporting as per programmatic needs.
L. Any other work that may be necessary to further the aims of the Fellowship Programme.

Notification :

Fair Trial Fellowship Deadline

Applications received after midnight of February 13, 2019 after which the application will not be accepted. The shortlisted candidates shall be informed via e-mail.

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