Role of Indian Judiciary in Granting Protection against Custodial Violence: A Legal Analysis

  • Dr. K. Latha
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  • Dr. K. Latha

    Principal(FAC) at Government Law College, Tirunelveli, India

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The custodial violence is a serious human right violation practiced by the law enforcement authorities but judiciary acts as a guardian of the Constitution and interprets the law in a manner that upholds fundamental rights and freedoms. It has the power to review and strike down laws or practices that infringe upon these rights, including acts of custodial violence. By holding state authorities accountable for their actions and ensuring compliance with international human rights standards, the judiciary acts as a bulwark against abuses of power. Despite the fact that there are many safeguards in international and local laws, high number of infractions that go unpunished, there are still grave instances of custodial violence takes place in the society. This study analyses the role of Indian judiciary in granting protection against the custodial violence.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 1780 - 1793


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