SAILS is a regional centre of excellence that focuses its efforts on conducting rigorous research and offering advanced post-graduate education in South Asian law and human rights. Its mission is to further the potential of South Asia by identifying the contemporary problems that slow the development of human rights in the region and to promote an understanding of the common trends and traditions of legal systems in South Asian countries. SAILS intends to devise appropriate means for using law as a catalyst of change for stakeholders; adopts innovative ways to implement the economic and social rights of citizens; and identifies ways to use the law to remove obstacles and legally empower the people.
Message from the Chair, SAILS
SAILS has been established as a Centre of Excellence in the region, an institute for research and teaching of law, premised on the conviction that law has a critical role to play as an instrument of change in order to realize political, economic, and social justice. It therefore aims to harness the intellectual resources and experience of the South Asia region to respond to the challenge of poverty eradication and the realization of human rights. It will be committed to the goal of legal empowerment of the poor and sustainable development for the benefit of all people throughout the region.