PROJECT 39A
EQUAL JUSTICE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

 

Project 39A is inspired by Article 39-A of the Indian Constitution, a provision that furthers the intertwined values of equal justice and equal opportunity by removing economic and social barriers. These are constitutional values of immense importance given the manner in which multiple disparities intersect to exclude vast sections of our society from effectively accessing justice. 

 

 
 
 
 
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39A Podcast [Episode 3]

In this episode of the 39A Podcast, Dr. Anup Surendranath from Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi, interviews Justice Kurian Joseph, former judge of the Supreme Court of India between March 2013 and November 2018. In this conversation, we use the last judgment that Justice Joseph delivered as a judge of the Supreme Court to reflect on the administration of the death penalty in India.

The Punishing State

15th July 2019, Neetika Vishwanath

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Repeat Sexual Repeat Sexual Offences and Proportionality of Punishment

13th July 2019, Ankita Sarkat & Aishwarya Mohanty

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Dr. Shekhar P. Seshadri, Professor, Department of Child and Adolscent Psychiatry, National Institutie of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore introduces us to the various facets of child sexual abuse in India. Dr. Seshadri discusses different forms of child sexual abuse and the conspiracy of silence around it.

Professor Vijay Raghavan, Centre for Criminology and Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai responds to popular conceptions about prisons in India. Drawing on over 25 years of experience engaging with the criminal justice system, Professor Raghavan provides an interesting take on issues of reformation, prison expenditure & the overall conditions of prisoners in India.

 
 
 
 

MATTERS OF JUDGMENT

Matters of Judgment is a study of judges’ opinions on the death penalty. It is an in-depth examination of the factors influencing judicial thinking on the death penalty. 60 former judges were interviewed as their invaluable experience provided insights into the workings of the criminal justice system. 

 
 
 
 
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