Title, India: Report of the Malimath Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System: Some observations. Publisher, Amnesty International. The role of victim in modern justice system, is it only the role of being a witness or one the stake holder in achieving justice. 2. Is there relationship between. Please click the link to read the Report on the Criminal Justice System as suggested by Justice Malimath Committee in This report.

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Organised crime and terrorism Though crime is a State subject, a central law must be enacted to deal with organised crime, federal crimes, and terrorism. Sate govt has not done their responsibility Separating law and order from investigation.

The report submitted in pointed out the judge-population ratio in India is This Section is largely used in case of dowry harassment. Because it was optional, few police officers or magistrates recording confessions have preferred this route. The New Indian Express.

This article is closed for comments. The committee recommended reducing the period of vacation by 21 committew, keeping in mind the long pendency of cases. Representative to malimathh human rights enforcement in Nigeria [7] and Sri Lanka.

When social media forced an entire state to pay attention to a resolute struggle for justice. Recommendations of the Committee It is the duty of state to malijath the fundamental rights of all citizen. Justice to victims of crime The Committee made a series of recommendations to ensure justice to the victims. Legislation on proceeds of crime be enacted on the lines of similar legislation in the U. Further it recommended amending article and constitution of National Judicial Commission.

It also recommended the following: Rights of Accused Reasonable conditions should be prescribed to regulate handcuffing and misuse of the power by the Police Officers should be regulated by amending the laws. News reports indicate that the government is revisiting the Malimath Committee report on criminal justice reforms and alarm bells have already gone off. Under Section of IPC wife should likewise be punished if she has sexual intercourse with another married man.



Pregnant women and women with child below seven years can be kept under house arrest instead of being lodged in prison, keeping in mind the future malimatg of the child, it said. In the subordinate judiciary, as far as possible assigning of civil and criminal cases to the same Judge every day should be avoided.

The onus must be on improving investigative skills of police officers, improving quality of documentation and separating criminal investigation responsibilities from law and order duties.

We will be happy to have you on board as a blogger, if you have the knack for writing. The trial of rape cases should be done with most expeditiously, within four months, and with a high degree of commttee.

Suggest the ways to improve judicial proceedings and justice delivery to common man. So Electoral reform along with Judicial and Police Reform should go hand in hand.

Reclassification of offences Offences are currently classified as cognisable and non-cognisable. Training Government and Judiciary both should invest in training. He served on the Central Administrative Tribunal as its chair. The Committee suggested that sentences repoet economic offences not run concurrently, but consecutively.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Prosecution Prosecutors are the Officers of the Court, they help the court to find the truth which is the objective of the Criminal Justice System.

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Both are problematic on various counts. Malimath did his primary education from Karnataka. The International Bar Association appointed him as part of a fact finding mission to Sri Lanka to assess the circumstances surrounding a call for a constitutional referendum and its effect on the country’s judiciary. Just drop in a mail at toiblogs timesinternet.

Malimath started his law practice in the High Court of Bombay in Tech Science Reviews Search for: As there is no political will with respect to implementing reform. Views Read Edit View history. Organised Crime Legislative proposals should be undertaken speedily to amend domestic laws to conform to the provisions of the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime.


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It also sought amendments to the law to allow thumb impression only if the witness is illiterate. In the US if it is blacks and hispanics in India it is Muslims, Dalits and backward sections whose population is disproportionately high among under trial prisoners. Confessions to police have repeatedly come under scrutiny because of allegations of custodial torture, instances of custodial deaths, fake encounters and tampering with evidence.

Similarly, diluting the proof beyond reasonable doubt precept will prove to be counterproductive. As the law and order problem in the country is deteriorating and crimes are increasing in all spheres be it against Women, Cyber, Economic Crime, or organised crimes.

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To bring this provision into effect Section of the I. Terrorism A Department of Criminal Justice should be established to carry out the recommendations of the Committee Also set up a Committee, through legislation, to evaluate procedural and criminal laws and further to suggest the necessary amendment.

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