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RIGHTS BEHIND BARS (2020) - Landmark Judicial Pronouncements 2010-2019

Oct 01, 2020 Download File

This publication contains summaries of several important judicial pronouncements on prisons and prisoners’ rights. This is the second edition of Rights Behind Bars, and it builds on the first edition to include important judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts from 2010 to 2019. The first edition of Rights Behind Bars 2009 contained landmark judicial pronouncements and National Human Rights Guidelines till 2009.

The themes covered in this edition are - conditions and treatment of prisoners; arrest and detention; access to legal representation; custodial deaths and compensation; release of prisoners on bail, parole furlough & remission; wages & prison labour; vulnerable prisoners including death row prisoners, foreign nationals, women prisoners; and other rights of prisoners.

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