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PUNJAB, PATIALA

CUSTODIAL TORTURE: VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Ms. Sangeeta Taak
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Patiala (Punjab)

PROJECT SUBMITTED IN THE PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUBJECT OF CRIMINAL LAW
FOR EIGHTH SEMESTER, B.A.LL.B (HONS.) COURSE

SURBHI MEHTA
Assistant Professor of Law
(Roll No. 581)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1 1.1. Objectives 2 1.2. Research Methodology 2 1.3. Hypothesis 2 1.4. Definitions 3 1.4.1. Police 3 1.4.2. Torture 4 CHAPTER 2: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 6 CHAPTER 3: CUSTODIAL TORTURE AND RELATED DIMENSIONS 10 3.1. Categories 10 3.1.1. Physical torture 10 3.1.2. Custodial Death 12 3.1.3. Custodial Rape 13 3.2. Causes 14 3.2.1. Structural 14 3.2.2. Other Causes 15 3.3. Consequences 16 3.3.1. Physical Consequences 16 3.3.2. Psychological Consequences 16 3.3.3. Economic Consequences 16 3.3.4. Social Consequences 16 CHAPTER 4: LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS 17 4.1. The Constitution of India, 1950 17 4.2. The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 18 4.3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872 19 4.4. Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 20 4.4.1. The National Human Rights Commission 20 CHAPTER 5: JUDICIAL PRONOUNCEMENTS 22 5.1. Monetary Compensation and Judicial Response 25 5.2. Judgements Awarding Compensation 27 5.3. Judgments Awarding Punishment 28 CHAPTER 6: INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION AGAINST TORTURE 29 6.1. Major International Conventions / Instruments on Torture 30 6.1.1. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1986 30 6.1.2. The Torture Convention, 1984 30 6.1.3. The Optional Protocol 31 6.1.4. The Committee against Torture 32 6.1.5. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1987 32 6.1.6. Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993 33 6.1.7. Rome…...

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