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NUJS submits recommendations pertaining to Criminal Law Amendments to the MHA.

We are proud to announce that NUJS has successfully completed its project of sending recommendations for the amendments required in the major Criminal Acts of the nation, to the National Committee of Criminal Law Reforms, which was constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government of India. This project was undertaken by the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice, NUJS, as per the direction of the University, in collaboration with the School of Criminal Justice and Administration, NUJS.

The Core Committee formed in order to carry out this exercise was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) N.K. Chakrabarti, the Vice Chancellor of the University and the members of the Core Committee included Prof. (Dr.) Kavita Singh, who was the coordinator of the entire project, Prof. (Dr.) Dipa Dube, Professor at The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. (Dr.) Kumar Askand Pandey, Associate Professor at RMLNLU, Lucknow, Mrs. Sampa Karmakar Singh, Assistant Professor at NUJS, Mr. Surja Kanta Baladhikari, Guest Faculty for Criminal Law at NUJS, and Mr. Deepanshu Agarwal, a 3rd year student of NUJS and Convenor of the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice, NUJS, who was also the Student Coordinator of the entire project.

This Core Committee organized several rounds of virtual consultations with experts belonging to departments of all major stakeholders of the Criminal Justice System. The recommendations by these experts were discussed and deliberated upon by the Core Committee, and the final report was prepared after substantial contributions from the Student Researchers, selected by Prof. Kavita Singh and the members of the SACJ. The final document containing the recommendations can be accessed here and the Executive Summary of the recommendations can be accessed here.

We thank the SACJ and the School of Criminal Justice and Administration for their help and support in completing this project, and wish them all the best for their future endeavours!


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