1.) XIX World Congress of Criminology
Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) participated in the XIX World Congress of Criminology held from October 27-30 in Doha, Qatar and presented a paper on, “Fast Track Court in Rape Trials in India: True justice to the sexual offense victims?”
The 2019 Congress was held in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria, Qatar University Law School and other institutions, universities and associations of high standing.
Dr. Sahni was nominated as Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology. The International Society of Criminology enjoys advisory status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and participates in UNESCO’s work. The International Society of Criminology is one of the most active and influential scholarly associations at the forefront of addressing the challenges and problems posed by crime and deviance and in finding solutions that also fully respect human rights and democratic values. Dr. Sahni is the first Indian to be nominated to the Board.
2.) Paper on “Non-Conformity in Commercial Sex Work in India: A Victimological Discourse within the Socio-Legal Debate”
Vipin Vijay Nair, Research Associate and Doctoral Scholar, JIBS presented a seminal paper from the pilot stage of his Ph.D. thesis titled “Non-Conformity in Commercial Sex Work in India: A Victimological Discourse within the Socio-Legal Debate” at the 75th annual meeting of American Society of Criminology on 14th November 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA.
The meeting promoted networking between various stakeholders in the criminal justice system across the globe for future collaboration.
Mr. Nair presented the progress of his Doctoral Research and expressed concerns towards the issue of rehabilitation of victims of commercial sexual exploitation. He also reflected upon the contribution of JIBS by initiating a dialogue on the said issue at various international platforms.
Mr. Nair will also represent JIBS at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto, Japan, scheduled to be held next year.
3.) Institutional Building Visits in Canada
Dr. Sahni visited Calgary and Toronto in Canada from November 22 -28. During his visit, Dr. Sahni visited the University of Calgary and met faculty members from the departments of law and psychology to discuss collaborations.
Dr. Sahni also held meetings with faculty members from Haskayne School of Business to explore possible collaborations in future.
In Toronto, Dr. Sahni visited various campuses of York University and met senior faculty of law for future collaborations. He also visited Wilfrid Laurier University’s office in Toronto and discussed opportunities to expand collaborations with them.