Abolishing death penalty in India: Public opinion, ethics, and the right to life

Sahni, Sanjeev P. and Shah, Hrideja Saurin (2016) Abolishing death penalty in India: Public opinion, ethics, and the right to life. In: Societas Ethica’s Annual Conference: Ethics and Law, 17-21 Aug, Bad Boll.

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There is a worldwide movement on abolishing Death Penalty. The present study attempts to understand the public perception about Death Penalty in India. In India, death penalty is awarded in rarest of rare cases.1 The rarest of rare doctrine prevents the Indian Judiciary from giving Death Penalty to convicts for all crimes. Only in certain crimes where the gravity is such that Death Penalty is the only remedy and no other alternative seems fit as a punishment. The Indian Supreme Court has allowed the death penalty to be carried out in only 4 instances since 1995.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Death Penalty | Abolishment | Right to Life | Rehabilitation
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 06:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 06:12
Official URL: https://wcc.ep.liu.se/index.php/societasethica/art...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3011


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