Greetings from Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad!

SLS Hyderbad’s Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law is organizing an international webinar on “Religious Freedom in India and Brazil: A Comparative Perspective” on November 17, 2021 (Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

About the Institute:

Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune, is one of the premier law schools imparting legal education in India. The law school was established in 2014, inheriting the splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in education of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune. Founded on the pillars of expertise, justice and service, SLSH is committed to impart quality legal education confirming to acclaimed international standards through competent and well qualified teaching staff, techno-driven research culture, internationalization, centers of excellence, training and skill enhancement programs, moot courts and the like.

About the Centre:

Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law (CRPPL) of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad is concerned with establishing a concrete research paradigm within our university, and largely, within the socio-legal community. From conducting Socratic dialogues to undertaking inter- disciplinary research, the Centre seeks to engage in stimulating conversations and analyses, which result in an informed understanding of various issues ranging from citizenship to free speech. The Centre seeks to achieve its aims and objectives by conducting various workshops, panel discussions, competitions and undertaking research projects. In its past academic years, CRPPL, has conducted a range of activities like Socratic dialogue on pressing issues; holding a panel discussion and drafting recommendation over social security code which was submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Employment; national level workshop on election laws in India etc.

About the Webinar:

“Religious freedom: A Legal and Administrative Issue” is a topic of debate in the present times. The concept of religious freedom in India comes from Article 25-28 of the Indian Constitution which says that Indians are free to practice any religion of their choice. This was further strengthened when the word ‘secular’ was incorporated in the Constitution after the 42nd Amendment Act,1976. On the other hand, the Brazilian Constitution officially respects all religions stating that freedom of conscience and belief is inviolable and it provides for the free exercise of religious beliefs.

About Resource Persons:

Prof. Dr. K.C. Sunny is presently the Vice Chancellor of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. He has 30 years of experience as a teacher of Kerala University and the Central University of Kerala out of which 11 years as Professor and 8 years as Dean. After passing the LL.M. examination with First Rank in the University in 1986 he started his teaching career at Kerala Law Academy and Law College, the institution in which he did LL.B and LL.M. Later he joined for research with UGC Fellowship and secured Ph.D. Joined in Kerala University Department of Law Karyavattom Campus in 1990. He had published the book “Corrupt practices in Election Law” and more than 45 research papers.17 students, including 2 Foreign Students, successfully completed PhD under his supervision. He was the international observer to Nepal Constituent Assembly Election 2006 and Bangladesh Parliament Election 2007. He had delivered Lectures in 16 Foreign Universities and had interactive sessions in 6 Foreign Universities including Harvard Law School. He served as the Programme Chair of the International Conference on Law and Public Policy held at Singapore, for 7 Years.

Marina Muniz is a Brazilian lawyer and holds a Law degree at Federal University of Bahia – Brazil, with a term of academic mobility at the University of Porto – Portugal. Marina Muniz is currently president of Federal University of Bahia’s Human Rights Clinic, as well as researcher at the Center for Studies and Research in International Law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and at the International Center for Human Rights of São Paulo at the Academia Paulista de Direito.

Registration Details:
To participate in the webinar, please register through the link provided below before 16th November 2021, 11:59pm.

Fee Details:
The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.

Venue Details:
The webinar will be conducted online.

Important Dates:
Last Date for Registration: 16th November 2021, 11:59pm.
Date of Webinar: 17th November, 2021
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

– Issuance of Certificate on successful registration and filling up feedback form.
– Ask the resource persons questions or any kind of queries, even during the webinar.

For any issues, Contact:
Aratrika Paul(President): +91-7003400084

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