Human Rights Law Network
(Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC))
HRLN was founded in 1989, by a group of young lawyers committed to workers’ rights. Now they are made up of a network of more than 200 activists (lawyers, social workers, accountants and others) spread across 24 offices in 22 states of India working on a vast range of human rights law issues. HRLN has earned worldwide recognition and awards for landmark judgment promoting fundamental rights. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programs, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. HRLN is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre.
Participant Profile: Pritisha Borah (Programme Manager)
Pritisha holds a masters in Political Science from JNU and another in Human Rights from the Indian Institute of Human Rights. Prior to working with HRLN, she worked at Gateway Research Worldwide for a year as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and at Development Alternatives as a Project Assistant. , she is currently working in the Reproductive Rights and Law Unit and focusses on building state level teams to undertake fact findings which will enable the lawyers to file Public Interest Litigation in the High Courts and District Courts.