Jurisprudence

NHRC: Cooked up post mortem reports in the custodial death of Saukhi Lal Kushwah raises questions about criminal justice system

That autopsies are critical for the administration of justice is undisputed. In cases warranting death sentence, autopsy reports determine the issue of death or life. Yet, autopsy reports in India are often doctored by the medical professionals, raising serious questions about administration of justice. On 2 August 2013, the Asian Centre for Human Rights  (ACHR)submitted […]

Jurisprudence Resources

India: Judiciary’s action against torture in February 2019

The judiciary regularly adjudicates cases of illegal, unjustified and unwarranted arrests, extracting confession from innocent persons for offences which they have never committed, by way of custodial violence. The emblematic cases are given below.  I. Bombay HC directs Maharashtra Government to submit status report on installing CCTV cameras in police stations On 18 February 2019, […]

Best Practices

ACHR secures Rs 103 million as compensation for victims as on 31.12.2018

Asian Centre for Human Rights was formed in March 2003, among others, with the twin aims to secure justice and reparation and conduct research and advocacy to set the human rights agenda. Its interventions led to the award of compensation for victims, prosecution of culprits, judicial inquiries, questions in the Parliament and wide media coverage. Its complaints with […]