Handbook of Landmark Judgments on Human Rights and Policing in India
This handbook explains 26 landmark judgments of the Supreme Court relating to policing. These judgments articulate the constitutional standard of Fundamental Rights of persons within the criminal justice system when they come in conflict with policing powers, and the specific laws, principles and guidelines laid down by the Court. They cover a varied set of legal issues such as registration of criminal cases, arrest of persons, rights of arrested persons, bail, evidence gathering powers of the police, and right to public protest.
The handbook is an update of an earlier compilation of Supreme Court jurisprudence on human rights and policing published by CHRI in 2005. The 2005 report can be accessed here.