From 1989, Human Rights Law Network has grown from a fledgling law firm to an organisation with legal aid centres in several parts of India . The Network has grown to become one of the foremost organisations in the country working on access to justice for marginalised individuals and communities. In collaboration with effective communities, NGOs and the judiciary, HRLN also works on training in human rights law, law reform, monitoring and investigation into human rights abuse and ‘know-your-rights ‘publications.
The Human Rights Network evolved out of a national workshop on ‘Human Rights, Social Movements and the Law in India ’ in 1989. In the late 1980s, when our work began, it took the form of day-to-day legal aid for poor people. HRLN found itself growing in a situation where there were very few groups providing legal aid for the poor. The NGOs were teaching rights but ‘access to justice’ work, where practical results were obtained from the legal system, was hardly ever carried out.
Thanks for Supporting HRLN
A special thanks to all our supporters and benefactors, who have helped, guided and advised us in times of crises and chaos. We are deeply appreciative of our Trustees who have given the organisation unconditional support and assistance. Our gratitude to all the people who lent us their homes, offices, computers and other infrastructure when we did not have even the minimal resources to function cannot be expressed in words.
We started as a Network to enable common people to use the courts to fight for justice, and it is with that vision that we continue to work and grow.