The National Law University Delhi established in 2008 by Act No.1 of 2008 of National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi, is a premier Law University established in India. About the conference.
The Centre for Criminology and Victimology was set up to contribute to the fundamental and applied objectives dealing with Criminology and Victimology.
K. L. Arora Chair in Criminal Law was set up at National Law University, Delhi to promote research, teaching and publication in the field of Criminal Law.
About the conference
Conference on Reforming Prosecution for Victim Justice by National Law University, Delhi’s K. L. Arora Chair in Criminal Law and Centre for Criminology and Victimology.
The role of prosecution vis-à-vis victims of crime has not been explored enough or even documented in India. The traditional understanding of the system of prosecution in India only suggests prosecution as an agency who would appear on behalf of the state to represent the case of a crime victim.
Misplaced understanding that the prosecution mainly aims at seeking conviction has also done much harm in unrecognising the true role of the agency of prosecution. The principal role of the prosecution is to remain impartial and neutral in conducting trial against the accused and ensure justice to victims of crime. However, the political considerations also influence the prosecution leading to miscarriage of justice and violation of victim’s rights.
Moreover, the Indian criminal justice system focuses less on victims of crime and their rights; rather it is focused more on conducting trials and conviction of the offenders. How prosecution can realise the goals of victim justice?
How the prosecution could help to strengthen the rule of law? These questions remain unanswered, as the prosecution unlike police or courts, is not a part of mainstream discussion in Criminal Law. In the past few decades, the field of Victimology has
witnessed a progression and also created a revolution in many countries, to deal with victims of crime.
The Conference is also open to paper presentations. Teachers, Researcher, Activists, and Lawyers etc. are invited to participate in the conference. Up to 50 presenters may present their papers during the conference.
The Conference will be graced by dignitaries and academicians, who have expertise in the relevant and given fields.
The speakers and panellists will focus on the flaws and complexities related to prosecution and victim’s rights. The emphasis would be to explore, conceptualise, and strengthen victim’s rights, the role of prosecution, and legal assistance to victims.
Reforming Prosecution for Victim Justice.
For the sub-themes, check the brochure.
National Law University, Delhi, Sector 14 Dwarka, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078.
If you are interested in participating, please send the abstract of the paper and fill in the registration form, after your paper gets selected for presentation at the conference.
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