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Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao

Srikrishna Deva

Professor of Law and Vice Chancellor, National Law University New Delhi, India



Professor Rao is a Teacher - Scholar in Criminal Law, Human Rights and Juvenile Justice. He is a Professor of Law and presently the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) from September, 2020. Professor Rao established the ‘Centre for Child Rights’ at NLU Odisha with the help of UNICEF. He organized the Juvenile Justice Colloquium in 2018 in association with International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), Sion, Switzerland. The Centre for Child Rights and Juvenile Justice, NLU Delhi is working on the implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) in association with the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee (SCJJC), & UNICEF. He is also the Member of the Editorial Board of Journal ‘Children First – Journal on Children’s Lives’, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights.




Law, Justice and Globalisation, GLS Law Journal, 2021

Research Project on Exploring Changing Dynamics of Children’s Laws in India in Post-Liberation Era, ICSSR, 2018

Human Dignity and Human Rights: In Search of Theory, Journal of the National Human Rights Commission, 2017

Agonising Domain of Custodial Violence, Human Rights Law Journal, NLU Odisha Law Journal, 2016

Rethinking on Unmet Legal Needs in Indian Criminal Justice System,” NLU Odisha Law Journal, 2015

The Prevention of Torture and Visiting Systems as an Effective Method of Preventing Torture, Association for Prevention of Torture (APT), Geneva, Switzerland, September 2000

Let Us Speak For the Dead and Protect The Living, Journal Of RCT/IRCT, Vol. 5 No. 3, 1995


Editor, Reclaiming Dignity, Rights and Justice: A Festschrift in Honour of Justice Dipak Misra, Thomson Reuter, January 2020


Criminal Law, Child Rights, and Access to Justice
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