The Convener

The Office of Convener

Mr. Dipendu Das (Convener)

Mr. Dipendu Das is a public-policy specialist, legal analyst, legal researcher and author. He was the founding Co-convener of the Indian Centre for Child and Human Rights (ICCHR). He assumed the Office of Convener of ICCHR from September, 2022; he has been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at safeguarding the human and child rights in India. He is a distinguished figure renowned for his multifaceted contributions to academia, public-policy, legal research and literature.

With a rich background in research and public policy, Mr. Das has established himself as a prominent figure in both national and international spheres. His works are published in more than 16 nations across the globe. His professional trajectory is marked by a diverse array of roles and accomplishments. He has served as a Policy Specialist at the Department of Education, Government of NCT Delhi, where he played a pivotal role in shaping educational policies, institutional rules and regulations for the Delhi Sports School (DSS) and Delhi Sports University (DSU). In the realm of international diplomacy, his expertise shines through his role as a Trade Policy Analyst at the World Trade Organization (WTO). His contributions to planning, researching and drafting analytical reports on crucial trade policies within the Asia Pacific Zones have garnered acclaim and recognition. 

At ICCHR, he has led numerous initiatives aimed at addressing pressing issues such as child labour, juvenile justice and access to education. His leadership has been instrumental in raising awareness about the rights of children and marginalised communities, advocating for policy reforms and fostering collaboration between government agencies, civil society organisations and international stakeholders. Mukt Shiksha Project, Project Vidya Shakti, Project Jal Mitra and Project Rojgar Sathi are the leading national social projects under his supervision and guidance. 

He has collaborated with international organisations such as UNICEF, where his research focused on child rights, migration and education in the Asia Pacific & European regions. His dedication to promoting children’s welfare has earned him recognition and accolades internationally. Under his guidance the Centre for Academic Research and Excellence (CARE) was established in September 2023. He is the first Patron of CARE. His guidance and support have been instrumental in fostering a culture of scholarly excellence and innovation which enabled CARE to be recognised as the Special Academic Center under the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in India. 

As Convener, he continues to be a driving force for positive change, advocating tirelessly for the child and human rights. His leadership, vision and unwavering commitment to human rights serve as an inspiration to others, reflecting a deep-seated belief in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.