Hard cases and good law
3rd March 2017
An apex court order has thrown light on appreciating mitigating evidence before sentencing death penalty.
Conditions in Death Row Are a Recipe For Mental Health Disasters
1st December 2016
In addition to being kept in solitary confinement despite Supreme Court guidelines to the contrary, death row prisoners have little to no access to any sort of mental health facilities.
Should we do away with Capital Punishment?
11th May 2017
Crimes are as much about social failure as individual responsibility. Justice must be tempered by this reality.
Guilty. What Next? – How Courts Decide Between Life Imprisonment and Capital Punishment
17th May 2017
While making judgments, courts are supposed to go beyond the crime committed to gather a holistic picture of the accused’s life. But the lack of training and resources makes this difficult to practice.
Delhi gang rape verdict: By invoking ‘collective conscience’, the Supreme Court sidestepped justice
19th February 2018
This rhetoric is antithetical to the apex court’s restrictive death penalty regime, yet it continues to guide judgements.