Torture and Custodial Violence in Prisons

12554 Words Nov 20th, 2010 51 Pages
National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, India Project Report On
“ Torture and Custodial Violence in Prisons “

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 – * Human Rights- Importance, protection, NHRC’s 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 the
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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

“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.” – 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.

“A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.”- Ramsey Clark
Why is there a need to “super prioritize” human rights and especially those of the prisoners ?
The right to life is the ‘supreme’ 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 asserts that every human being has the inherent