Torture and Custodial Violence in Prisons

12567 Words Dec 3rd, 2010 51 Pages
National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, India
Project Report On
ÔÇ£ Torture and Custodial Violence in Prisons ÔÇ£

Submitted By- Yashwardhan Pratap Singh
1st year, B.A.LLB Course,
Jindal Global Law School,
O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana.

Report on - The Custodial Violence and Torture In Prisons: Can it be justified even if done for a greater good?
Where to draw the line between the autonomy of the police and the rights of the prisoners ?
Basic Structure ÔÇô
* Human Rights- Importance, protection, NHRCÔÇÖs role, International law,State, District. Why are they important?
* What is the root problem?
* Definition of Torture/ custodial violence. Is it abstract or discretionary?
* Why is
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Arguably, the most compelling motivation for the existence of human may rest upon the exercise of imagination. Try imagining a world without human rights! Many civil and political rights have been enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human

ÔÇ£The essence of all morality is this: to believe that every human being is of infinite importance, and therefore that no consideration of expediency can justify the oppression of one by another. But to believe this it is necessary to believe in God.ÔÇØ ÔÇô R.H.Tawney
Rights 1948(UDHR). The International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights 196 (ICCPR) guarantees the right to non discrimination, right to life, freedom from torture and right to humane treatment, freedom from arbitrary detention, freedom from slavery, servitude and forced labour and many other rights. The Constitution of India also contains many of these civil and political rights.

ÔÇ£A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.ÔÇØ- Ramsey Clark
Why is there a need to ÔÇ£super prioritizeÔÇØ human rights and especially those of the prisoners ?
The right to life is the ÔÇÿsupremeÔÇÖ right from which no derogation is permitted even in time of public emergency. It is basic to all human rights. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966…

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