Law Commission Current Affairs, GK & News

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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22nd Law Commission of India approved by the Union Cabinet

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the 22nd Law Commission of India. The commission has been approved for a period of three years. Highlights The 22nd Law Commission will consist of a full time Chairperson. It has four full time members. Also, secretaries from Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative department. Law Commission ..

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Reforming the Law Commission

The Law Commission of India is a non-constitutional, non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time. It was originally constituted in 1955 and is re-constituted every three years. Colonial Legacy The Law Commission’s origin can be traced to British times. When the British rulers unified the three presidencies of Madras, Bombay ..

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Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016

A bill to remove capital punishment, the Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016 is being discussed in the Rajya Sabha. What is happening? The Law Commission of India , had in 2015, released a report which recommended that the country moves toward abolishing the death penalty. Exemptions may be given in terrorism cases to safeguard ..

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Compulsory Voting Bill

The Lok Sabha discussed and deliberated upon a private member’s bill on the need for compulsory voting in India. The legislators on both sides of the aisle support have deliberated on the bill. The support for the bill is on both sides of the government but so is the opposition. What is Compulsory voting? Compulsory ..

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