Project 39A is a criminal justice research and legal aid program at the National Law University Delhi. Its work is inspired by Article 39-A of the Indian Constitution, a provision that furthers the intertwined values of equal justice and equal opportunity by removing economic and social barriers. These are constitutional values of immense importance, given the manner in which multiple disparities intersect to exclude vast sections of our society from effectively accessing justice. Project 39A aims to further the objective of National Law University Delhi to promote social, economic and political justice through legal education.
Project 39A is committed to evidence-based intervention and engagement with the issues within the criminal justice system. They engage with different stakeholders within the criminal justice system and foster research and communication in areas surrounding legal aid, torture, forensics, mental health in prisons, and the death penalty.