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#Deathpenalty cannot be fairly implemented in the US. Is India different?

Martha C. Nussbaum, The Indian Express 28 February 2013 The execution of Afzal Guru on February 9 reopened the question of India’s continuing attachment to capital punishment. Like relatively few large industrial democracies, India and the US continue to practise and… Continue Reading →

India 262 pending rape cases caught in DNA tangle in A.P #Vaw #Justice

By Sudipta Sengupta, TNN | Jan 11, 2013, 06.44 AM IST HYDERABAD: The distraught family of Nirbhaya can hope for early justice with the Delhi High Court fast-tracking investigation in the December 16 incident, but the 23-year-old rape victim’s case is clearly a… Continue Reading →

America’s Retreat From the #DeathPenalty

Published: January 1, 2013 , NY times When the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, it said there were two social purposes for imposing capital punishment for the most egregious crimes: deterrence and retribution. In recent months, these justifications for… Continue Reading →

Rethinking DNA Profiling in India

Vol – XLVII No. 43, October 27, 2012 | Elonnai Hickok , Economic Political Weekly DNA profile databases can be useful tools in solving crime, but given that the DNA profile of a person can reveal very personal information about the individual, including… Continue Reading →

#India- Justice AP Shah expert Groups Report on #Privacy #Planning Commission #mustread

pic ocurtsey – The Hindu With the initiation of national programmes like Unique Identification number,  (UID) NATGRID, CCTNS, RSYB, DNA profiling, Reproductive Rights of Women, Privileged communications and brain mapping, most of which will be implemented through ICT platforms, and… Continue Reading →

#India- Bill to create bank for DNA profiling of accused coming #Privacy

Access to data only for victim’s or suspect’s relatives 21 October 2012 , By Aarti Dhar, The Hindu A Bill to create a DNA data centre to profile people accused of serious crimes and unknown deceased is in the works…. Continue Reading →

Press Release-DNA profiling Bill does not address the rights of suspects and prisoners

  The use of DNA samples for forensics purposes has been increasing as law enforcement in India are relying on DNA samples as a source of evidence to solve crimes. India currently does not have a legislation specifically regulating the… Continue Reading →

Dalit youth, victim of honour killing

He was invited by his girlfriend’s maternal uncle and done to death. S.VIJAY KUMAR, The Hindu In yet another case of suspected honour killing, the Tirunelveli district police on Friday arrested four persons on charges of murdering a Dalit youth… Continue Reading →

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