Month: July 2015

JUST PUBLISHED: Baseline Study of Legal Advisory & Representational Aid in Punjab

Dr. Osama Siddique has authored an extensive new Baseline Study that evaluates the current provision of legal advisory and representational aid in selected districts in Punjab and conducts an assessment of needs, such as various areas of legal aid that continue to be acutely neglected. The Study is titled “Legal Advisory and Representational Services in South Punjab: Key Findings of Baseline Study of Availability and Priority Needs.” The Study was undertaken with additional collaborators and in his capacity as a Consultant to Galway Development Services International (GDSI). Dr. Siddique also acts as a Senior Advisor to GDSI. It was funded by the European Union. The Study was introduced to a diverse audience of judges, senior government officials, lawyers, prosecutors, bar council representatives, international donor organization representatives, NGOs, journalists, and other justice sector stakeholders during the European Union’s Punjab Access to Justice Project Launch in Lahore on March 26, 2015.

IGLP Conference 2015 at Harvard Law School

Dr. Osama Siddique participated in the Institute for Global Law and Policy’s (IGLP) 2015 Conference which was held at Harvard Law School from June 1-2, 2015. The title of this year’s conference was “Heterodox Traditions: Global Law & Policy.” Over four hundred academics and doctoral as well as post doctoral scholars from all over the world attended this year’s conference and presented and participated in multiple parallel sessions. In addition, he also participated in the IGLP Colloquium which was restricted to a smaller group of senior scholars who deliberated over the multiple ways in which scholarship is disseminated and ought to be disseminated in different contexts. Held over June 3-4, 2015, the theme of this year’s Colloquium, therefore was, “Modes of Engagement.”