School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

The Kumarappa Reckless Lecture on '#Us Too: The Human Rights Challenge of Child and Youth Migration Today


Venue: Old Conference Hall, TISS Main Campus

The Kumarappa-Reckless Lecture was instituted in the memory of Dr. J. Kumarappa, a former Director of TISS and Dr. Walter C. Reckless, a renowned criminologist and former UN Expert on Correctional Administration, who was invited by Jawaharlal Nehru to India, to help frame the correctional policies in the country. Dr. Reckless was here in the Institute and worked with Dr. Kumarappa in the early 1950s. He was instrumental in organising the first national level training programme on correctional administration for prison and probation officers at TISS. Over the last three decades, the KR Lecture has been a medium to invite eminent personalities and experts from the field of criminology,criminal justice, human rights and corrections to draw attention to and share experiences of contemporary realities and challenges. Some of the past speakers have included jurists, police officers, prison officers, academicians and activists. This Lecture series is anchored by the Centre for Criminology and Justice (CCJ), School of Social Work.

This year, we are happy to have with us Prof. Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, to deliver the Kumarappa Reckless Lecture on

'#Us Too: The Human Rights Challenge of Child and Youth Migration Today.

'(Migration is one of the key moral issues of our time. Both international and domestic migration generate policy and governance opportunities and dilemmas. These are heightened in the case of children and young people, but we have thought very little about sound and rights respecting strategies. What should minimum standards and procedures be? Which constituencies need to be engaged? What risks arise? What progress has been made? The lecture will address these questions as they pertain to both global and India specific contexts.)