Visiting Professor of Law

Dr. Lohit D. Naikar

Ph.D. (Karnatak University Dharwad )

LL.M. (University of Nottingham, England.); LL.M. (Department of Legal Studies, Karnatak University, Dharwad)

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Dr. Lohit D. Naikar



Practiced in civil and criminal law at various hierarchy of courts in India from 1981.


Have been teaching International Law. Human Rights and related subjects in
1. Hurakadli Ajja Law College, Dharwad 1985-88  1992-95
2. K.P.E.S. Law College, Dharwad,  1985-88  1992-95
3. P.G. Dept. of Economics, Karnataka University  1999-2000
4. University College of Law, Dharwad   1996-2006
5. Department of Legal Studies, Karnataka University   1997-2006
Membership relating to Legal Profession :
Member: 1. Karnataka Bar Council, Bangalore.
2. Dharwad Bar Association.
3. Forum for Public Litigation
4. Society for Human Rights Law.

Papers prepared for RADIO, institutions and public

Human Rights and Women.
Challenges for the 21st Century.
Human Rights and the Disadvantaged groups of SC/ST.
Concept of Human Rights in the Vachanas of Basava.
Human Rights for the Lay Man.
AIDS Afflicted and Human Rights.
Human Rights and Disaster Management.
Law and Domestic Violence.

participation in seminars/symposia organised by

Indian Centre for Humanitarian Laws & Research, New Delhi, at New Delhi. 1997, 98.
International Committee of Red Cross, New Delhi, at Pune, 1997, 1998.
Human Rights Lw Network, Bombay, at Bombay, 1999, 2000.
Society for Human Rights Law, Dharwad at Dharwad, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Human Rights Law Research Center, at Rajkot, Gujarat, 1997, 1998, 1999.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees, New Delhi, at Pune 1998.
India Centre for Human Rights Bombay, at Bombay, 1999, 2000.
Pradesh Congress Human Rights Cell, Bangalore at Bangalore, 2000, 2001, 2002.
District Bar Association, Haveri, at Haveri, 2005.
District Bar Association, Hospet, at Hospet, 2005.
National Human Rights Commission & Gulburga University, at Gulburga 2006.
Dept. of Ambedkar Studies, Karnataka University, at Dharwad 2004, 5005, 2006.
National Human Rights Commission & University College of Law, Dharwad, 2006.
Ambedkar University, Marathawada, Aurangabad, 2003-04.

Human Rights – activities/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Human Rights awareness lectures regularly at HA Law College Dharwad, KPES Law College, Dharwad, G.K. Law College, Hubli, J.S.S. Law College, Hubli, B.V. Bellad Law College, Belgaum, KLE Law College, Belgaum, Law College, Chikodi, Law College, Gokak, Karnataka Arts College, Dharwad, University of Agriculture, Dharwad, Kadasiddeshwar Arts College, Hubli, Other Colleges and various schools and around Dharwad, Salgaonkar Law College, Panjim, Bembalgi Arts College, Ramadurg.
  • Human Rights awareness lectures at Dist. Bar Association Hospet, Bar Association Chikodi, Dist. Bar Association Haveri, Dist. Bar Association Bellary, Dist Bar Association Bijapur.
  • Human Rights awareness lectures organised by Dharwad Round Table, Dharwad 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
  • Resource person on Human Rights to Academic Staff Training College, Karnataka University, since 1997. Academic Staff Training College, Mysore, 2001, 2002, Academic  Staff Training College, Bangalore University, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Founder President, Society for Human Rights Law, a society devoted for promotion and protection of Human Rights.
  • Founder President Sarvodaya Sikshana Trust, Dharwad – An experimental Home School for neglected and slum dwelling children. Currently the school homes 65 children.
  • Organised various human rights awareness programmes, camps and workshops in association with Rotary Club Dharwad, Round Table Club Dharwad, Joint Action Committee for Women Dharwad, Dalit Sangarsha Samiti, Vidayvardak Sangh Dharwad and several other organisations.
  • Has convened seminars (Under the auspices of Society for Human Rights Law, Dharwad) on;
    • Rights of the Child
    • Human Rights and Women
    • Rights of Sexual Workers
    • AIDS and Human Rights
    • Electoral Reforms in India.
  • Has created literature on Human Rights to be distributed for high school and college students, as a part of awareness programme.
  • Regular invitee as advisor on Human Rights to the Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, Dharwad.
  • Regular invitee, as judge to the annual Inter University Moot Court Competition, organised by Javali Memorial Moot Competition, New Delhi.


EDITED: “The working of Indian Constitution, Reflections of Parliamentarian”, by D.K. Naikar, published by SHRL. Dharwad (2000).

  • “Law Relating to Human Rights” a thousand-page compendium on Human Rights Law. (Puliani and Puliani, Bangalore 2004)
  • ‘Manava Hakkugalu Matthu Kanoonu’ a compendium on Human Rights law in Kannada. (Puliani and Puliani, Bangalore 2004)
  • ‘Dristikona’, a collection of short stories in Kannada, (Manohara Grantha Mala, Dharwad 2002)
  • Kathanayakiya Kathe, a collection of short stories in Kannada, Published by Manohara Grantha Mala, Dharwad, 2006.
  • Short Stories in Kannada have appeared in Prajavani Visheshanka 2003, Kannada Prabha Viseshanka 2004, Hosa Kathegalu, Grantha Mala, 2005, Hosa Digantha, 2006,2010.
  • ‘Basava and Human Rights’ – A work on Basava’s Philosophy, his vachanas and protection of Human Rights, published by Basava Samathi, Bangalore 2007, Second edition 2012.
  • Human Rights, Women and Law – A research work on Human Rights of women in India and Protective Laws in India, Vidyanidhi Prakashana,Gadag. (in print).
  • “Spooky emba haavu mattu Fascist appa”, a collection of short stories in Kannada,(Manohara Grantha Male,Dharwad,2010.
  • “Beyond the Frame and other stories” a collection of Short stories in English,C.V.G Publications, Bengaluru,2011.
  • “Naa Badukalikke Valleppa”,a collection of two character dramas,(Manohara Grantha male,Dharwad.
  • Beyond The Frame And other stories (C.V.G publications, Bangalore, 2012).
  •  Women and Law (Vidyanidhi Publications, Gadag- 2010 ).
  • Objections! I am a Southernist. Essays on Law and Poverty (University College of Law Alumina – 2015)

Awarded Doctorate by Karnataka University, on thesis entitled ‘Human Rights of Women in India’ – A study in relation to Right to Reproductive Autonomy, Right to Sexual Information and Right against Domestic Violence.

Other activities / association

Chairperson                          : Society for Human Rights Law, Dharwad.
Secretary                               : Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Bangalore
Advisor Member                  : Kanaka Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad.
Secretary                               : Kalidasa Vidyavardak Sangh, Dharwad.
Secretary                               : Dharwad Art Gallery, Dharwad.
Associate                              : Kanakadas Sikshana Samiti, Gadag.
Patron                                   : Ken School of Art, Bangalore


Writing   : Writing short stories in Kannada

 Positions held

1.Former Chairperson,
Central Advisory Committee,
Iron Manganese Chrome Ore Mines Labour Welfare Fund,
Ministry of Labour and Employment’
Govt.of India, New Delhi.

2.Former Member,Syndicate,
Karanatak University,

3.Visiting Professor,
P.G.Department of Law,
University of Goa,Panjim.