The Centre completed an opinion study with former Supreme Court judges on the death penalty and the criminal justice system. The report of the study was was released on the 8th of December, 2017.

The study, conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the Death Penalty Project, London, sought to investigate attitudes towards the death penalty through interviewing former judges of the Supreme Court of India.

The study records an overwhelming acknowledgment and widespread concern among former Supreme Court judges about the crisis in India’s criminal justice system on account of widespread prevalence of torture, fabrication of evidence, abysmal quality of legal aid and wrongful convictions. However, these concerns about the criminal justice system did not have a bearing on their views on the death penalty.

The Report can be found here.

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