Infancy and Criminal Liability: In light of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015

The criminal liability of infants is defined in Section 82 & 83 of the Indian Penal Code. The sections mandate that the acts committed by child without attaining sufficient maturity of understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his … Continue reading Infancy and Criminal Liability: In light of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015

The Unnao and Surat Rape Case: Vulnerability of witnesses in criminal trials and the need for effective legislation

There is an element of difference between a victim and a witness of crime. A witness of crime may not necessarily be the victim, and the victim is not always a witness. While both have different needs, they can be … Continue reading The Unnao and Surat Rape Case: Vulnerability of witnesses in criminal trials and the need for effective legislation