The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, vide its Notification 1-2-19 Judicial Cell (Part I) dated 4-5-2020, has constituted a committee to recommend criminal reforms in India.
The five-member committee comprises three professors from National Law University, Delhi, including the chairperson and the convenor of the committee.
The composition of the Committee is as follows:
The Committee seeks to recommend reforms in the criminal law of the country in a principled, effective and efficient manner that ensures the safety and security of the individual, the community and the nation; and which prioritises the constitutional values of justice, dignity, and the inherent worth of the individual.
Towards this end the Committee shall also undertake country-wide consultations with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judiciary, advocates, academics, and civil society including media organisations. The Committee will be assisted by a set of researchers and consultants.
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