While legal awareness is the natural starting point for legal empowerment, it has often to be followed by legal assistance in actually accessing rights. This is especially so for marginalized sections whose protracted vulnerability makes access to justice particularly difficult. Legal assistance can range from legal advice and counseling, to representation in court through litigation. MARG provides legal assistance through its network of lawyers and community justice workers in various parts of the country. MARG provides free legal assistance to the poor and the marginalized e.g. women, children, persons with disabilities, the poor. MARG’s lawyers have been providing legal counseling and in a few cases direct legal representation in courts. Legal assistance is also provided regularly through the Delhi Legal Services Authority.

Training of Para Legals

While legal awareness is the natural starting point for legal empowerment, it has often to be followed by legal assistance in actually accessing rights. This is especially so for marginalized sections whose protracted vulnerability makes access to justice particularly difficult. Legal assistance can range from legal advice and counseling, to representation in court through litigation. MARG provides legal assistance through its network of lawyers and community justice workers in various parts of the country. MARG provides free legal assistance to the poor and the marginalized e.g. women, children, persons with disabilities, the poor. MARG’s lawyers have been providing legal counseling and in a few cases direct legal representation in courts. Legal assistance is also provided regularly through the Delhi Legal Services Authority.

Setting Up of Legal Information Centres in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

With support from UNDP India, MARG has facilitated the setting up of 8 Legal Information Centres in Bihar and another 10 in Uttar Pradesh by various NGOs to provide legal assistance to marginalised sections. These Legal Information Centres  are run by paralegals trained by MARG.  MARG has also trained them on case documentation and tracking systems.   They are providing legal assistance in cases ranging from domestic violence, crimes against women, child marriages, denial of food entitlements, etc. They also provide assistance in filing applications under the Right to Information Act. read more…

Community Justice Workers in Delhi

Training of Community Justice Workers in association with the Delhi Legal Services Authority.

MARG has developed a pool of around 100 community justice workers (CJWs) associated with Samajik Suvidha Kendras, Delhi. This has been done in collaboration with the Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) with support from Oxfam India. read more…

Legal Interventions

In 2011-2012 MARG provided free legal assistance through its staff and consultant advocates (Kiran Singh, Seema Misra and Sana Siddique) in 78 cases on a variety of cases. Kiran Singh also functions as a Counsellor in the Delhi State Legal Services Authority. read more…

Significant Cases

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the city government and the Director General of Prisons to respond to a PIL, filed by Multiple Action Research Group, alleging serious violations of fundamental rights of prisoners held in Tihar Jail. read more…

Complaints Committee on Sexual Harassment Cases

MARG is the NGO member of the Complaints Committees for Sexual Harrassment cases in the following:

  • Lady Harding Hospital, Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi ESI Hospital, Jhilmil, Delhi
  • JAGORI, New Delhi
  • MITSUI CHEMICALS INDIA, PVT. LTD. New Delhi
  • VIOM Network Limited, Gurgaon
  • TARU Leading  Edge Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
  • Ministry of Science and Technology Deptt. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India New Delhi
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, New Delhi
  • Bresmed India, Grugram, Haryana
  • Vedanda, Gurugram, Haryana