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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UPDATES

 
 

Why Introducing Death Penalty For First-Time Offenders Under The NDPS Act Would Do Little To Deter Punjab’s Opioid Epidemic

4th August 2018, Anup Surendranath

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Climb the escalator of reason

30th July 2018, Yash S. Vijay

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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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In the past year, the country has seen a spate of instances of sexual assault against young children. As an institutional response, the Government has introduced a law which results in the death penalty for rape of a child of 12 years and below.

This video brings forth the realities of child victims while interacting with the criminal justice system in the pursuit of "justice".