CHRI Rapid study of the trends in the award of death penalty and commutation orders between 1998-2013

The Law Commission of India is organizing a Round Table discussion on Death Penalty on 11 July 2015. Venkatesh Nayak  of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) provides here a rapid over view of the trends relating to the award of death penalty, commutation of such sentences to life imprisonment across India during the period 1998-2013 .

death penalty is not justice

The Abolitionist movement is often marred by lack of research. Nayak has created a comprehensive Open Dataset by compiling various datasets of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Death Penalty India Trends CHRI analysis Jul 15

Death Penalty NCRB Data Compilation