Sunday, July 26, 2009

Session 1: Death Penalty

This week we will discuss recent developments in India's death penalty jurisprudence in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Santosh Kumar Bariyar v. Sate of Maharashtra. The judgment can be found here. Please read it for this week's session. We will meet at 4:00 p.m. on July 30, 2009 (Thursday) in the 5th year classroom.

Suggestions for additional reading (optional):

Bachchan Singh v. State of Punjab

Machhi Singh v. State of Punjab

Amnesty's Report on "Lethal Lottery: The Death Penalty in India"

EDIT: The link to the judgment seems to break ever so often. The judgment is available on JUDIS and Manupatra. It is dated 13th May, 2009 and was delivered by Justice S. B. Sinha. As additional reading it might also be instructive to go through Swamy Shraddananda @ Murali Manohar Mishra v. State of Karnataka (Judgment of Justice Aftab Alam delivered on July 22, 2008. Citation AIR 2008 SC 3040).

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