Government body report

Report No. 262. The Death Penalty

By The Law Commission of India, on 1 January 2015

The Law Commission of India examines the status of the death penalty in the country. Even if Report No. 262 still considers appropriate to maintain the death penalty for terrorism related crimes, it marks an historic shift insofar it recommends India to move towards the abolition of the death penalty. The Law Commission thinks that abolitionism does not constitute a risky experiment anymore, since the Indian socio-economic and cultural environment has greatly changed.

  • Document type Government body report
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Most Serious Crimes, Death Penalty,