Death Penalty Current Affairs, GK & News

Amnesty International: Global review of the death penalty

The Amnesty International recently released the global Review of Death Penalty. Key Findings of the report Around 483 executions were recorded in eighteen countries according to the report published by Amnesty International. In 2019, the number of executions recorded were 657. The number of executions have grown by 26% in 2020 as compared to 2019. ..

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What is “Collective Conscience” invoked by Indian Courts in Death Penalty cases?

Project 39A was conducted by a team of National Law University, Delhi. According to the project, the Indian Courts invoke “Collective Conscience” of the society in most of the death penalty cases. Project details The study chose three states and Union Territories namely Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra. These states were chosen as they ranked ..

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Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging as a Punishment

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia recently abolished flogging as a punishment in the country. This is seen as the latest in a series of measures to reform the orthodox government. Flogging in Saudi Arabia The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia had recently done away with flogging as a mode of punishment. The controversial public ..

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Nirbhaya Case Convicts Hanged to Death in Tihar Jail

On March 20, 2020, four convicts of the Nirbhaya Gang Rape were hanged to death in Tihar Jail. Highlights In September 2013, a fast track court convicted them with death sentence. Several curative and mercy petitions were filed by them at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. In 2017, the Supreme Court upheld death ..

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Andhra Pradesh Cabinet clears Disha Bill

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on December 11, 2019 cleared the Disha Bill that proposed harsh punishment for crimes against women. Disha bill is also known as the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) bill. Key Features The act provides harsh punishments to those who did heinous crimes against women. The decision was taken to protect women ..

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