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National Legal Research Desk on Violence Against Women and Children

Supreme Court of India

NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK

The Constitution of India provides for special treatment of women, guarantees equality and prohibits discrimination. The government of India has been strengthening various laws focused on women and children. This has been more visible since the Beijing CEDAW Conference. The recent years have been witness to some landmark interpretations and directives related to Violence against Women.  Despite the constitutional mandate of equal legal status for men and women, the same is yet to be realized. The dejure laws have not been translated into defacto situation for various reasons such as illiteracy, social practices, prejudices, cultural norms based on patriarchal values, poor representation of women in policy-making, poverty, regional disparity in development, lack of access and opportunity to information and resources, etc. The ground situation more or less remains the same.

Most of the laws come with various institutional machinery, partnership between various stakeholders and active role of NGOs.  These institutions need to be in existence in order for the law to be effective. Also the policies and programmes made at the top takes a long time to percolate to the bottom and there is an urgent need of sharing information and resoursces.

 The awareness on laws and access to justice remains dismal. At the district and the state level sensitivity on women rights among judicial officers, administration and the police is very low. This leads to a situation where the implementation of the law becomes difficult.  Recently India has increased its budgetary support for the implementation of various laws on violence against women and it becomes increasingly more important for the organization like Shakti Vahini to work on governance specially related to women and children issuesThe National Legal Research Desk (NLRD) has been instituted to strengthen the implementation of the laws related to Women and Children in India. NLRD focuses on documenting the recent changes in the law, collect and compile the Recent Landmark Judgments of the Supreme Courts of India & the High Courts and ensure wide scale dissemination of the same through the government and the non government machinery. The NLRD will work with Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Academies, Judicial Agencies, Government Agencies, Statutory Agencies, NGOs, Civil Society and Mass Media on promoting Access to Justice for Women and Children. The NLRD website is a knowledge Hub for compilation of all Laws, Judgements and Resource materials on Violence against Women and Children in India. In the first phase (2012) it will focus on the laws related to Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice, Rape Laws, PCPNDT Act , Honour Crimes and Victim Compensation.

NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK

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Posted in LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA by NNLRJ INDIA on June 28, 2009

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220th Report on Need to fix Maximum Chargeable Court-fees in Subordinate Civil Courts

219th Report on Need for Family Law Legislations for Non-resident Indians

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216th Report on Non-Feasibility of introduction of Hindi as compulsary language in the Supreme Court of India

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214th Report on Proposal for reconsideration of Judges Case I, II and III – S P Gupta Vs, UOI

213th Report on Fast Track Majisterial Courts for Dishonoured Cheque Cases

212th Report on Laws of Civil Marriages in India – A Proposal to Resolve certain Conflicts

211th Report on Laws on Registration and Divorce of Marriage – A Proposal for Consolidation and Reform

210th Report on Humanisation and Decriminalisation of Attempt to Suicide

209th Report on Proposal for omission of Section 213 from the Indian Succession Act, 1925

208th Report on Proposal for amendment of explanation to Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 to include oral partition and family arrangement in the definition of “partition”

207th  Report on Proposal to amend Section 15 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 in case a female dies intestate leaving herself acquired property with no heirs

206th  Report on Proposal for enactment of new Coroners Act applicable to the whole of India

205th  Report on Proposal to amend the prohibition of Child marriage Act, 2006 and other allied laws

204th  Report on Proposal to amend the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 as amended by Act 39 of 2005

203rd Report on Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, as amended by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2005 (Anticipatory Bail)

202nd  Report on Proposal to amend Section 304Bof the Indian Penal Code

201st Report on Emergency Medcal Care to victims of Accidents and during emergency medical condition and women under labour

200th Report on Trial by Media Free Speech and Fair Trial under Criminal Procedure Code 1973

199th Report on Unfair (Procedural and Substantive) terms in Contract

198th Report on witness Identity Protection and Witness Protection Programmes

197th Report on Public Prosecutor’s Appointments

196th Report oMedical Treatment to Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners)

195th Report on The Judges (Inquiry) Bill,  2005 –

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194th Report on Verification of Stamp Duties and Registration of Arbitral Awards

193rd Report on Transnational Litigation Conflict of Laws – Law of Limitation

192nd    Report on Prevention of Vexatious Litigation

191st Report on Regulation of Funds collected for Calamity Relief

190th Report on Revision of Insurance Act

189th Report on Revison of Court fee

188th report on proposals for constitution of hi-tech fast-track Commercial Divisions in High Courts

187th Report on mode of execution of death sentence and incidental matters

186th Report on proposal to constitute environment courts

185th Report on Review of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872

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184th Report on The Legal Education and professional Training and Proposal for Amendments to the Advocates Act,1961 and the University Grants Commission Act,1956

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183rd Report on General Clauses Act, 1897

182nd Report on Amendment of Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894

181st Report of Amendment to Sec. 106 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882

180th Report on Article 20(3) of Constitution of India and the Right to Silence

179th Report on The Pubilc Interest Disclosure and Protecton of Informers :

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178th Report on Recommendations for Amending various Enactments, Both Civil & Criminal :

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177th Report on Law relating to Arrest :

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176th Report on The  Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,   2001

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175th REPORT ON The Foreigners (Amendment) Bill, 2000

174th REPORT ON  “PROPERTY RIGHTS OF WOMEN: PROPOSED REFORMS UNDER THE HINDU LAW”

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172nd  REPORT ON REVIEW OF RAPE LAWS

171st REPORT ON BIO-DIVERSITY BILL, 2000.

170th REPORT ON REFORM OF THE ELECTORAL LAWS

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