Global Migration of Bachan Singh's Rarest of Rare Framework (17 September, 2019)

The panel discussion on 17th September 2019 at the India International Centre organised by Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi on the 'Global Migration of Bachan Singh's Rarest of Rare Framework' with panelists Adv. Siddhartha Dave [Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India], Prof.


Realities of Child Sexual Abuse in India (2018)

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. In this video, Dr. Seshadri also explains the trauma of abuse and the process of healing of a child.



The Philosophy of Prison and Punishment (2018)

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.

Child Sexual Abuse: Experiencing (in)Justice in India (2018)

In 2018, India saw the issue of sexual violence against young children come into the limelight after a series of cases were highlighted by the media. In response, the Government amended existing laws to introduce harsher punishments, including the death penalty for rape of a girl child of 12 and below. While the move appears to have populist appeal, it is imperative we look at the realities of Child Sexual Violence in India and respond accordingly. This video brings forth the realities of child victims while interacting with the criminal justice system in the pursuit of "justice".



How should we respond to child Sexual Violence in India? (2018)

Child rights activists, survivors of child sexual violence and their family members, mental health professionals, lawyers, and policemen discuss the response needed to the increase in sexual violence against children.

Death Penalty and Child Rape (Media Bol, The Wire : Episode 43)

Neetika Vishwanath talks to Urmiliesh Singh about the Criminal Law Ordinance 2018



A Theatre of Death: Challenging the Death Penalty in India

Anup Surendranath, discussing the status of the Death Penalty in India, with Kira Allman of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Will the Death Penalty really change India's Rape Culture?

Maitreyi Misra in conversation with Shalini Nair about the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018.



Matters of Judgement: Report Release and Panel Discussion

Ms. Rebecca John (Senior Advocate, High Court of Delhi), Dr. Anuj Bhuwania (Associate Professor, Ambedkar University), Dr. Anup Surendranath (Director, Project 39A) and Ms. Neetika Vishwanath (Researcher, Project 39A) discuss the Report.

Human Sacrifice and Capital Punishment

Dr. Felix Padel (Anthropologist and Author of ‘Sacrificing People: Invasion of a Tribal Landscape’), Dr. Sanjeev Jain (Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS), Ms. Rebecca John (Senior Advocate, High Court of Delhi) and Mr. Peter John (Associate, Centre on the Death Penalty) critically examine the cultural, psychological and legal assumptions that courts rely on when they award the death penalty in cases involving human sacrifice.



Explained: The Death Penalty Project

The National Law University's Death Penalty Research Project has prepared a socio-economic profile of prisoners sentenced to death in India, using statistics and case studies, to help create a resource for an in-depth understanding of the administration of the death penalty in India.

Reaffirming Justice

India is a country that actively doles out capital punishments. Unfortunately, it is not very surprising to see that a majority of the demographic of the accused happens to be those that can't afford to hire adequate legal representation. Here, find out how Ms. Lubhyathi Rangarajan got inspired to reaffirm justice through her her diligent actions.



Capital Punishment and the Idea of Justice

Anup Surendranath, Capital Punishment and the Idea of Justice, August 30, 2015.

11 Years and After: Adambhai’s Story

11 Years and After: Adambhai’s Story, YouTube, March 30, 2015. Support Adambhai and his family to rebuild their lives after his acquittal. 



On the Movement of Abolition of the Death Penalty in India

Interview of Yug Mohit Chaudhary, Advocate, High Court of Bombay. Conducted by Lubhyathi Rangarajan and Shreya Rastogi, on 16th July, 2014. 

On the Death Penalty for rape

Interview of Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, on 6th July, 2014. Conducted by Maulshree Pathak and Pawani Mathur.



On the Fallibility of the Indian Criminal Justice System

Interview of Rebecca John (Senior Advocate, High Court of Delhi) on 9th July, 2014. Conducted by Maulshree Pathak and Pawani Mathur.

On the Arbitrariness in awarding the Death Sentence

Interview of Prabha Sridevan (Former Judge, Madras High Court) on 7th July, 2014. Conducted by Maulshree Pathak



Adam Suleman Ajmeri’s Story

Interview of Adam Suleman Ajmeri, who was acquitted after being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Conducted by Chinmay Kanojia, on 5th July 2014.

Defending the Death Penalty

Interview of Ujjwal Nikam (Public Prosecutor, Government of Maharashtra) on 15th July, 2014. Conducted by Lubhyathi Rangarajan and Shreya Rastogi.



National Convention Against Capital Punishment

Anup Surendranath, speaking at the National Convention Against Capital Punishment, PUDR, Febuary 1, 2014