Prof. Jyoti J. Mozika

Law Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Law) from University of North Bengal, 2003
  • LL.M. from University of North Bengal, 1997 (Gold Medalist)
  • B.A. LL.B. from University of North Bengal, 1995 (Gold Medalist)

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Jurisprudence and Judicial Process

Experience:            

More than 21 years

Phd Awarded/Supervised

  • Mayurakhi Sonowal, Victim Compensation under Indian Criminal Justice System –      Degree Awarded
  • Pallavi Devi, Affirmative Action in Employment: Issues and Challenges under Indian Legal System with reference to Reservation Policy – Thesis submitted
  • Thangminlal Mangte, A Critical Analysis of Centre-State Relations with special            reference to Public Welfare under the Indian Constitution (research undergoing)
  • Arpita Singh, Marital Rape in India: A Socio-Legal Study (research undergoing)
  • Thanglianmung, Zomi Customary Laws and Practices and the Indian Legal System     (research undergoing)

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Head, Department of Law, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 6th June,         2005 – 5th June, 2008, 20th July, 2011 - 19th July, 2014 and again from 14th July, 2017 till         date.

Academic affiliations

  • Member of the Women’s Cell in NEHU from 2005-2015
  • Member of the Indian Law Institute from 2003-2009
  • Have been Member, Board of Studies in Law, Sikkim University
  • Member, CCS (UG), Gauhati University
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, Matigara
  • Life Member, North East India History Association
  • Life Member, North East India Education Society

Publications

Books

  • Mozika, J.J, Law and Protection of Right to Privacy, (Book) R. Cambray & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, pp. 312. (First Edition 2012) (ISBN: 978-81-89659-16-5)

Book Chapters

  • Mozika, J.J, “A Victim-Centric Approach Towards Combating Human Trafficking”, in Chakraborty, Bandyopadhyay & Biswas (ed.) Trafficking in Persons, Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation, Department of Law, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling. ISBN-978-81-921285-5-5, 2017, p.17-26.
  • Mozika, J.J, “Legal Issues of Mental Health”, in Yodida Bhutia (ed.) Mental Health Education, Overseas Press India Private Limited, New Delhi, 2017, pp. 61-67 (ISBN: 978-93-83803-23-1)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Higher Education and Private Universities”, in Creamlimon Nongbri and Brinda Bazeley Kharbirymbai (ed.) Education in North East India, EBH Publishers, India, 2016, pp. 99-108 (ISBN: 978-93-83252-83-1)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Ombudsman”, in Dr. Rathin Bandopadhyay & Dr. R.D. Dubey (ed.) An Introduction to Administrative Law, Paragon International Publications, New Delhi (2013) pp. 319-329 (ISBN: 978-81-89253-80-6)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Regulatory Authority for Private Higher Educational Institutions”, in Prof. B.P. Dwivedi, Prof. G. Chakraborty, Dr. R. Bandyopadhyay & Dr. Sujit Kumar Biswas (ed.) Privatization of Higher Education in India (Legal Challenges), Department of Law, University of North Bengal (2012) pp. 208-229 (ISBN: 978-81-921285-1-1)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Surrogate Motherhood and Law”, in Dr. Rathin Bandopadhyay & Dr. R.D. Dubey (ed.) Law and Gender: A Quest for Justice, Alfa Publications, New Delhi (2012) pp. 149-162 (ISBN: 978-93-81465-13-4)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Public-Private Partnership in Healthcare Finance and Healthcare Administration”, in Prof. B.P. Dwivedi, Prof. G. Chakraborty, Dr. R. Bandopadhyay & Dr. Sujit Kumar Biswas (ed.) Public Health Law, Department of Law, University of North Bengal (2011) pp. 14-24 (ISBN: 978-81-921285-0-4)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Corporate Environmental Responsibility in India: Need for a Commitment-Oriented Legal Approach”, in Dr. Rathin Bandopadhyay & Dr. R.D. Dubey (ed.) An Introduction to Environmental Rights, Central Law Publications (2010) pp. 173-183  (ISBN: 978-93-80289-75-5)
  • Articles in Journals
  • Mozika, J.J, & MayurakhiSonowal, “Compensatory Justice under Indian Criminal Justice Regime”, The Legal Analyst, VI: 1&2 (2016) TLA, pp. 58-67 (ISSN: 2231-5594)
  • Mozika, J.J, “The Right to Silence: Is There a Need for Change?”, Indian Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, December, 2016, pp. 229-247 (ISSN: 2230-7036)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Elimination of Gender Based Discrimination: Legislative and Judicial Initiatives”, Indian Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, June, 2015, pp. 34-53 (ISSN: 2230-7036)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Corruption and Human Rights: The Rights Based Approach Towards Corruption”, Indian Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, December, 2013, pp. 182-197 (ISSN: 2230-7036)
  • Mozika, J.J, “The Forest Rights Act: Addressing the Issue of Development Induced Displacement of Tribals and Traditional Forest Dwellers”, Dibrugarh University Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 80-84 (ISSN: 2348-6597)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Judicial Review and Policy Decisions: Emerging Perspectives” Indian Journal of Law and Justice, Vol. 4, No.1, March, 2013, pp. 49-70 (ISSN – 0976-3570)
  • Mozika, J.J, “Human Trafficking – A Violation of Human Rights”, Chotanagpur Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2012-13, pp. 93-110 (ISSN: 0973-5858)
  • Mozika, J.J, “E-governance in Government Procurement” Conference Proceeding ICTAG-2012, National Law University, Delhi, pp.488-501 (ISBN: 978-81-923638-7-5)

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars

  • Participated and presented a paper titled “A Victim-Centric Approach towards Combating Human Trafficking” in the National Seminar on Trafficking in Persons: Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal on 26-27 November, 2016
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Legal Issues of Mental Health” in the National Seminar on Issues of Mental Health Education organized by Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong on 26-27 February, 2015
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Impact of Entry of Foreign Educational Institutions in India” in the International Conference on Quality of Higher Education in Indian and Global Context organized by Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong held on 18-19 March, 2015
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Equality of Opportunity and Reservation in Education” in the National Seminar & 23rd Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration of North East India Education Society organized by Department of Education, NEHU & NEIES held on 26-27 November, 2015
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Social Security for Unorganised Workers with reference to Construction and Other Building Workers: Problems and Initiatives” in the National Seminar on Employment Laws in the Globalised Era: Changes and Trends in India organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal on 23-24 November, 2013
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Higher Education and Private Universities” at the National Seminar on Education in the North East: Status and Perspective organized by Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University on 3-4 September, 2013
  • Presented a paper titled “The Forest Rights Act: Addressing the Issue of Development Induced Displacement of Tribals and Traditional Forest Dwellers” at International Conference on Good Governance, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice in SAARC Region organized by the Department of Law, University of North Bengal on 1-2 December, 2012
  • Presented a paper titled “Educational Planning and the Role of Law and the Judiciary” at National Seminar & 20th Annual Conference of North East India Education Society held on 8-9 November, 2012 organized by the Department of Education, NEHU & NEIES
  • Presented a paper titled “Organ Transplantation: Issues and Challenges” at National Seminar on Science, Technology & Law Reform held on 3-4 November, 2012 organized by the Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Presented a paper titled “E-governance in Government Procurement” at International Conference on Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Issues and Challenges held on 13-14 October, 2012 organized by the National Law University, Delhi
  • Presented a paper titled “The Fundamental Right to Education: Role of Law and the Judiciary” at UGC sponsored national seminar on Rights on Children to Free and Compulsory Education in India: Problems & Prospects held on 28-29 September, 2012 organized by the University Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Presented a paper titled “Judicial Review and Policy Decisions – Emerging Perspectives” at the National Seminar on Judicial review of Legislative Powers and Privileges – A Constitutional Quandary held on 8-9 September, 2012 organized by the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Assuring Food Safety and Safety Standards: The Legal Framework” in a two-day National Seminar on The Food Safety Standards and Public Health: A Boon to Right to Life, 11-12 February, 2012 organized by Department of Law, University of Rajasthan in collaboration with University Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Regulatory Authority for Private Educational Institutions” in a two-day International Seminar on Privatisation of Higher Education and Entry of Foreign Universities in India: The Legal Challenges, 26-27 November, 2011 organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal
  • Delivered a lecture on “The Menace of Ragging” as a resource person in the Legal Awareness Programme organized by the Meghalaya Legal Services Authority held at St. Mary’s College on 13 August, 2010
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Public Private Partnership in Healthcare Finance and Healthcare Administration” and chaired a session at the National Seminar on Human Rights, Equality and Health: Role of State and the Citizen organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal on 27-28 March, 2010
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Law Labs: Legal Services Clinics in Law Schools” at the National Seminar on Practical Legal Training in Law Schools organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal on 10-11 January, 2005

Any other

  • Invited Lectures etc.
  • Delivered an invited lecture/talk in the Regional Consultation on Review of Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 conducted by the Centre for Gender Justice, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam in collaboration with National Commission for Women on 16 February, 2019
  • Delivered an invited lecture as resource person in the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) Certificate Course by MOEF&CC, Government of India on the topic “Environmental Justice & Environmental Auditing” on 16 October, 2018 in the ENVIS RP Centre, NEHU, Shillong
  • Delivered a lecture on “Socio-economic Awareness in East Jaintia Hills District” at the symposium on Socio-economic Awareness, Upliftment and Sustainability in East Jaintia Hills organized by St. Anthony’s Extension College, Byndihati Campus on 14 December, 2016
  • Delivered a lecture on “Right to a Healthy Environment: A Constitutional Perspective” at UGC-HRDC short term course in Environmental Sciences at UGC-HRDC, NEHU on 30 September, 2016
  • Delivered a lecture on “Public Interest Litigation” on 29 July, 2011 in the 16th Orientation Programme w.e.f. 4-31 July, 2011 organised by the UGC Academic Staff College, NEHU
  • Delivered a lecture as resource person on “Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace” on 22 June, 2011 in Short Term Course for Academic Administrators organized by Academic Staff College, NEHU
  • Delivered two lectures on “Right to Education” on 8 and 15 June, 2011 in the UGC Refresher Course in Education held from 30 May–19June, 2011 conducted by the Department of Education, NEHU
  • Delivered a lecture as resource person on “Judicial Activism” on 11 March, 2011 in UGC-ASC 13th Orientation Programme organized by Academic Staff College, NEHU
  • Delivered a lecture as resource person on “Consumer Protection” on 10 March, 2011 in UGC-ASC 13th Orientation Programme organized by Academic Staff College, NEHU
  • Delivered a lecture as resource person on “Public Interest Litigation” on 8 March, 2011 in UGC-ASC 13th Orientation Programme organized by Academic Staff College, NEHU
  • Delivered a lecture as resource person on “Constitutional Framework of the Right to Education in India” in the UGC-ASC 4th Orientation Course (24 March–23April, 2009), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong on 25 March, 2009

Participation in Workshops/webinars etc.

  • Participated in the Virtual National Conference on “Driving Sustainable Development Through Higher Education in the wake of Covid-19 Pandemic” organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of RBVRR Women’s College, Narayanguda, Hyderabad, Telangana,  in collaboration with Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Telangana (MCRHRDIT) on 10 June, 2020
  • Participated in the Webinar on “Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Online Case Teaching: Insights from Two Case Teaching Experts” organized by Harvard Business Publishing Education on 3 June, 2020
  • Participated in the Three Day Online Workshop on “Online Course Design, Development and Delivery” organized by the HRDC, University of Hyderabad on 29-31 May, 2020
  • Participated in the Webinar on “COVID-19’s Impact on the Future of Higher Education: What University Leaders Should Be Thinking About Now” organised by Harvard Business Publishing Education on 20th May, 2020
  • Participated in the two-day Regional Workshop on Disability organised by NHRC and Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata on 22-23 August, 2008
  • Participated at the Seminar-cum-Workshop on International Humanitarian Laws organized jointly by Department of Law, Gauhati University and International Committee of the Red Cross in the year 2001
  • Participated and presented a paper at the Seminar on Rights of the Consumers organized by Shillong Law College, Shillong in the year 2000
  • Participated in the National Seminar on Human Rights organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal in the year 1999

Other Activities:

Editorial Board Membership

  • Editor, NEHU Law Journal and Reviewer (occasional) for NEHU Journal
  • Associate Editor, Indian Human Rights Law Review
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law