The connection between law and society needs to be understood for good governance of welfare society in a democratic setup. India being a democratic country owes a duty to maintain such a relation between law and society where law actually cater to the need of society. This duty makes equal access to justice by people of India an indispensable responsibility on the shoulders of all the four pillars of Indian democracy ie parliament, executive, judiciary and press. That is why the need of promoting equal access to justice has been highlighted tremendously in the recent past. All the four pillars of Indian democratic system has strongly advocated for ensuring equal access to justice but still much more needs to be done. People still are not aware of their basic rights and enabling provisions for eliminating impediments to access to justice. In view of this, it becomes important for people to understand the legal dimensions of the equal access to justice. The course covers all important recent developments in this area. The course of Access to Justice has been specifically designed to provide not only an overview of justice system in India but also an in-depth knowledge about basic rights promoting equal access to justices, mode of realization of such rights, remedies for its infringements and other related important issues. Students of law, social sciences or any other discipline and any person interested in learning basic rights promoting equal access to justices, mode of realization of such rights, remedies for its infringements and other related important issues can register for the course. It’s a four-credit course for those interested in credits otherwise anybody can register for the course without availing credits.
Week 1 Concept & Historical Background of Access to Justice Week 2 Formal Access to Justice And Impediments to Access to Justice Week 3 Access to Justice and Alternate Dispute Resolution Week 4 General Law for Access to Justice Week 5 Special Law for Access to Justice Week 6 Access to Speedy and Amicable Justice Week 7 Access to Justice and Administrative Adjudication Week 8 REVISION AND ASSIGNMENT WEEK Week 9 Access to Justice for Women Week 10 Access to Justice for Children Week 11 Access to Justice for Senior Citizens, BC,SC/ST and Disables Week 12 Access to Justice for Stakeholders of Justice Administration System Week 13 Access to Justice in commercial Transactions Week 14 Civil Society role in Promoting Access to Justice Week 15 REVISION, ASSESSMENT and Evaluation