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Engagement with the government

Engagement with the government

Peace justice and strong institutions

Engagement with the government

Professor C. Raj Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University is an accomplished legal scholar and works in the fields of human rights and development, comparative constitutional law, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, legal education and higher education. Professor Kumar is also a Member of the National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC) and a Honorary Consultant to the National Human Rights Commission in India. Professor Kumar has held consultancy assignments in the field of human rights and governance.  He has been a Consultant to the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the International Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP), Geneva. He has advised the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in Sri Lanka and the National Human Rights Commission (NRC) in India on issues relating to corruption and good governance. Professor Kumar is an Attorney at Law and is admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, India and the Bar of the State of New York, USA.

Faculty members at JGU are actively engaged in projects associated with the local, national and international government. Below are some of the most recent contributions:

Dr. Vesselin Popovski prepared a report urging revision of the UN Charter and shared it with all Ambassadors to the UN in New York at the opening of the Annual Session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2023

Dr. Yonghwan Choung is a part of the Indian Mediation Act to Korean Legislation Research Institute.

Dr. Max Steuer evaluated a grant application submitted to the Slovak Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sport (VEGA agency) and another one for the Polish National Science Centre.

Dr. Finita Roy was extended the invitation to serve as an expert on the Board of Studies at the Department of Rehabilitation science , Holy Cross College on 28th October 2023 . The activity involves the chance to collaborate with fellow experts and faculty members to provide insights, guidance, and recommendations that will positively impact the quality of education at the Department of Rehabilitation science, Holy Cross College.

Prof. Sakshi Vijay provided Evidence to the Rajya Sabha Parliamentary committee regarding suggestions on the Mediation Bill 2023.

Prof. Anjali Chawla collaborated with senior advocates of the High Court and Supreme Court under the aegis of Madhyam to give suggestions on the Mediation Bill (now an Act).

Dr. Esther Christine Schmidt, in her capacity as director of the Centre for Historic Houses, National Expert Heritage Body as per Government of India, regularly advises owners of historic houses or other cultural institutions dealing with the management of historic buildings. In 2023, her team organised a Risk Management Seminar for the Resilient Management of Historic Buildings, jointly with the National Institute for Risk and Disaster Management. Her team also advised the management of the Fort in Kotagarh on various aspects of heritage management and heritage interpretation.

Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee has been an expert participant in panel discussion on “Development of a Strategy to Present India’s Experiences in Strengthening Research and Promoting Innovation through Richer Collaboration” as part of Consultative Meet on India’s G20 Presidency and the Education Agenda organised by the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, February 13-14, 2023. She was also an expert participant in the G20-W20 “Women Vice Chancellors’ and Leaders’ Conclave” organised by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru, May 26-27, 2023 to draft a working paper on Women in Higher Education for Enabling Leadership.