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Road to Release- Fourth Watch Report on Rajasthan’s Periodic Review Committees

Dec 31, 2018 Download File

Rajasthan's Periodic Review Committees (PRCs) or Avadhik Samiksha Samitis, established by a government order in 1979, have been pivotal in monitoring pre-trial detention in the state.This is CHRI's fourth watch report, since 2009-10, which provides analysis of the information, received through RTI, from 21 prisons on the functioning of PRCs. It also highlights how their oversight role and mandate have now intersected with that of the Undertrial Review Committees (UTRCs) established by the Supreme Court. Based on the findings of this report, CHRI suggests the integration of these two oversight mechanisms while retaining the good practices that have been institutionalised on the ground by the PRCs.