The Legal Care and Support Centre, Department of Law, North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) in collaboration with the Meghalaya Legal Services Authority (MLSA) today organised a webinar on human rights in Shillong to observe Human Rights Day 2020.
District and sessions judge and MLSA member secretary, N. A. Khan in his keynote address said that human rights is a birthright and therefore inherent in all individuals, irrespective of caste, religion, sex, nationality. Stating that these rights are essential for all individuals, Khan added that human rights are also sometimes referred to as fundamental rights, basic rights and natural rights.
As we observed Human Rights Day, Khan opined it is the time for people to introspect and reflect how far they have been able to achieve the noble objective of protecting, preserving, propagating human rights and if one is not aware of these rights it would pose a great threat to the entire existence of the human race.
He also informed that the State Legal Services Authority is open to everyone for any assistance and clarification of any doubt regarding legal matters.
Angel Habamon Syiem, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Tezpur University and Badapbiang Tariang Dkhar, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School participated as resource persons during the webinar.
The programme was followed by the deliberation on the topics “Pandemic and Human Rights” and “Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples” presented by the resource persons.