India Torture Update: Tamil Nadu, October 2018

This report discusses India’s refoulement policy, custodial torture in Tamil Nadu  i.e. in police custody and judicial custody, incidents of torture in India during October 2018 including torture in police custody and judicial custody,  torture and rape of women in custody, judiciary’s action against torture in India, interventions by the NHRC/SHRCs, UN Action Against Torture and examines Kenya’s anti-torture […]

Death Penalty

The State of the Right to Life in India

Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees the right to life but ‘procedures established by law’ sanction violation of the right to life through imposition of death penalty in violation of the international standards on fair trial, dispersal of unlawful assembly (crowd control), self-defence (extrajudicial executions in fake encounters), and effecting arrest and dealing […]

Death Penalty

India imposing death sentences without legal sanction

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, India: Death Without Legal Sanction,  stated that India has been imposing death penalty without conforming with international standards for fair trial i.e. Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), United Nations (UN) Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death […]