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Victim's Right

By | July 2012
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Contents

ABSTRACT3

INTRODUCTION4

WHO ARE THE VICTIMS?4

PROTECTION OF VICTIMS’ RIGHT UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW5

VICTIMS IN INDIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM6

VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT6

VICTIMS OF CUSTODIAL CRIME7

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BY THE HIGHER JUDICIARY7

1. RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS7

2. JUSTICE FOR RAPE VICTIMS-GUIDELINES FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE7

3. STATE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE OF POWER8

4. COMPENSATION8

ROLE OF VICTIMS AND OTHER LEGAL SYSTEMS8

SUGGESTION9

A CALL FOR VICTIMS’ RIGHTS9

CONCLUSION10

BIBLIOGRAPHY11

Abstract

This article throws light on the failure of the Indian criminal justice system with respect to the rights of crime victims. This article talks about the justice system that emphasize rights and rehabilitation for the offenders but which pays least attention to rights, restoration, and compensation for crime victims. Questions posed in this article that await answers are 1) Does the prevailing legal framework in India conforms to the norms and standards set by the U.N. Declaration of 1985? 2) How effective is the implementation of 152nd and 154th report of Law commission of India on victim’s compensation.

This article concludes with suggestions that are intended to make certain changes in the present criminal justice system with respect to the needs of crime victims.

INtroduction

Our knowledge about victim is in a state of continuing development. Under most of the legal systems of the world, a victim is merely a complainant who activated the machinery of the criminal justice system by bringing evidence and information about illegal acts to the attention of the authorities. A crime victim is only a witness for the prosecution. Since crime is conceptualized as an event that threatened and offended he entire community, and was prosecuted by the state on behalf of the people, the actual victim was treated like just another piece of evidence,...
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