Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Human rights scholarships in #UK in memory of Kapila Hingorani

Two new scholarships are being offered by a leading modern university in England in memory of one of India's most prominent human rights lawyers. The legacy of Kapila Hingorani – known as the 'mother of public interest litigation' – has been recognised by Sheffield Hallam University with two scholarships for a masters’ course in Applied Human Rights being offered in her name.

Applications for scholarships, to begin the MA Applied Human Rights course in September 2015, are welcomed from self-funding students domiciled in India. Winners of the Kapila Hingorani Postgraduate Scholarships will receive a 50% scholarship on tuition fees for MA Applied Human Rights. The course draws upon relevant disciplines in law, politics and social science and provides opportunities to gain the experience and skills needed to work with key human rights organisations.

Sital Dhillon, Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam, said: "We are honoured to be able to recognize the tremendous contribution of Kapila Hingorani to public interest litigation in India. We hope that the winners of these scholarships will be able to follow in her footsteps by continuing the global fight for human rights justice and education."