The National Law University Delhi is a publicly funded university established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi on the initiative of the High Court of Delhi, via Act No.1 of 2008 of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Chief Justice of India is a Visitor to the University and the Chair of the Governing Council. The Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi is the Chancellor of the University.
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi (CCG) was established by the University in 2013 to ensure that Indian legal education establishments engage more meaningfully with information law and policy, and contribute to improved governance and policymaking.
CCG is the only academic research Centre dedicated to working on information law and policy in India. Through its Technology and Society team, CCG seeks to embed constitutional rights and good governance within information policy and examine the evolution of existing rights frameworks to accommodate new media and emerging technology. It aims to protect and expand the rights to dignity and equality, freedom of speech, right to assembly and association, and the right to privacy in the digital age, through rigorous academic research, policy intervention, capacity building, and strategic litigation.
The Technology and National Security team at CCG looks at the role of international and domestic law in India’s national security matters from a legal and policy perspective, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, cyber conflict, and other emerging technologies. It aims to build a better understanding of national security issues in a manner that identifies legal and policy solutions that balance the legitimate security interests and national security choices with the constitutional liberties and the rule of law.
The work at CCG is designed to build competence and raise the quality of discourse in research and policy around issues concerning cyber policy, global Internet governance, and media laws. The research and policy output is intended to catalyze effective, research-led policy making and informed public debate and the legal and technological landscape around issues in cyber policy, internet governance, other emerging technologies, and traditional media.
We engage regularly with government institutions and ministries such as the Law Commission of India, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Law and Justice. We work actively to provide the executive and judiciary with useful research in the course of their decision-making.
The Centre authors the Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net – India Report and organises the South Asia Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition and the Law, Media and Technology Symposium every year.
CCG organises the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers’ Annual International Summer School with the Hans Bredow Institute and the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication at the University of Hamburg and ITS Rio on contemporary issues of information law and policy. We are the regional hub for Berkman Klein’s Lumen Database and have built an online information law and policy teaching and learning resource along with PCMLP, University of Oxford at ccgtlr.org.