Nirbhaya Case: International Commission Of Jurists Denounces The Execution. Urges Govt. To Remove The Death Penalty

After hanging of the four men convicted for Nirbhaya’s gangrape and murder case, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Friday condemned the act stating that the execution of the culprits was an “affront to rule of law and does not improve access to justice for women.”

International Commission of Jurist’s advice to center 

According to The Hindu, the World Court has denounced the death sentence and has urged the Modi government to eliminate the death penalty and introduce “systematic changes” to the legal framework to prevent violence and improve passage to justice for women.


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“State-sanctioned executions are little more than public theatre that risk celebrating and perpetuating violence at the expense of the ‘rule of law.’ As heinous as these crimes were, the imposition of the death penalty — the deterrent effect of which has been widely debunked — does nothing to improve the lives of women,” said, ICJ Asia-Pacific Director, Frederick Rawski.

Revising the Laws

According to A Senior advocate and human rights activist Vrinda Grover said that in 2013, the criminal laws were revised. However, seven years later the graph of rapes had not reduced.

“Instead of enforcing the state to invest in plugging the gaps in the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of sexual crimes and formulating victim-oriented processes, the clamor for the execution of the convicts has hijacked the discourse,” he said.


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“Seven years later, the power of the state to extinguish life stands entrenched, while women and girls in India continue to struggle to live a life of freedom, safety, and dignity as equal persons,” he added.

The ICJ further advised the government of India to join other countries and take immediate steps towards ending the practice of capital punishment, as prescribed by United Nations General Assembly Resolutions.