• Dr. Riddhi B. Sommanek LL.M. Ph.D. Adhyapak Sahayak Smt. S. S. Ajmera Law College, Gondal


Capital Punishment, Death Sentence, Law, Constitution


The question of the death penalty, often known as capital punishment, is a passionately disputed topic not only in our country but around the world. This particular issue drew the attention of the general public, the government, and our country's non-governmental groups. This particular study project examines capital punishment from a human rights standpoint. The research paper provides a quick overview of the subject. Then it discusses the international situation in regards to capital punishment, as well as the implementation of international conventions on the subject. It also discusses the situation in India with reference to the death penalty. The Indian situation is separated into three sections, the first of which is the legislation. In India, the constitutional law and judicial approach to the subject of capital punishment from a human rights viewpoint. Finally, the study effort draws parallels between various scenarios in which some choices have been found to be arbitrary and unreasonable under human rights law. In addition, the assignment promotes life imprisonment as an alternative to capital punishment.


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II. AIR 1978 SC 597

III. AIR 1973 SC 947, 1973 Cr. L.J. 330, 1973 SCC (Original) 162.

IV. See supra note 5, at 956-59.

V. AIR 1979 SC 916

VI. AIR 1980 SC 898. See also (1980)2 SCC 684, 715 para 88.

VII. (1983)2 SCC 68.

VIII. Maneka Gandhi V. Union of India, AIR 1978 SC 597.

IX. Decided on September 21, 1999.

X. Dhananjay Chatterjee V. State of West Bengal and Ors. (2004)9 SCC 751

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How to Cite

Dr. Riddhi B. Sommanek. (2019). DEATH SENTENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 5(9). Retrieved from