“Law Students to help prisoners of 16 Delhi Jails “, NHRC


The NHRC signed an MoU with 16 Delhi Prisons, the National Law University, Delhi (NLU) and the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), for improving access to justice for prisoners.

The project would also help in fostering a sense of public service in the students of NLU.

The students will help the poor and underprivileged prisoner in various legal work like filing bail applications, drafting representation etc.

The aim of this collaborative exercise is to:

  • Promote and protect the human rights of prisoners.
  • Provide early justice to prisoners.
  • Inculcating professionalism among the law students.


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993 through  an ordinance issued by the President.

It was provided statutory status by the The  Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993.

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson  A retired Supreme Court Chief Justice or a Supreme Court Judge can be appointed  by the President as the Chairman of the NHRC.
  • The First Chairman was Justice Ranganath Mishra
  • The Current and the 8th  Chairman of NHRC is Justice Arun Kumar Mishra 

Role: NHRC’s role is to protect human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation. 

MOTO of NHRC: “सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः / May all be happy.”

It has been taken from  Brihadāraṇyaka Upanishad


Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) provides free and competent legal aid to the underprivileged, poor etc. section of society. 

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