CURTAIN RAISER: NHRC's day long workshop on Elimination of Bonded Labour System in Kochi, Kerala on 12th January, 2018 (11.01.2018)

New Delhi, 11th January, 2018
The National Human Rights Commission is organising a day-long Workshop on 'Elimination of Bonded Labour System' in collaboration with the Government of Kerala at Gokulam Park Hotel and Convention Center, Kaloor-I, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala on the 12th January, 2018. The Workshop, being chaired by Mr. Justice D. Murugesan, Hon'ble Member, NHRC, will start at 09:30 a.m. and conclude by 04:10 p.m.

The participants of the Workshop will be senior officers of the Government of Kerala, Kerala State Human Rights Commission, NGOs and representatives of brick kilns, stone crushing and other related industries, academicians and final year law students/research scholars from Kerala University.

The objective of the Workshop is to familiarize and sensitize the District Magistrates, Sub Divisional Magistrates, State Labour Officers and Members of Vigilance Committees, brick kilns, stone crushing and other related industries etc. about the process of identification, release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers and the provisions of Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 and other related legislations.

The Commission has been overseeing the implementation of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976 in different parts of the country as per the directions of the Supreme Court of India. These workshops are part of its endeavor to raise concerns on the continuance of bonded labour and to sensitize official machinery to work for its abolition in different parts of the country. It has organised 43 workshops on elimination of bonded labour so far.