Title, India: Report of the Malimath Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System: Some observations. Publisher, Amnesty International. The role of victim in modern justice system, is it only the role of being a witness or one the stake holder in achieving justice. 2. Is there relationship between. Please click the link to read the Report on the Criminal Justice System as suggested by Justice Malimath Committee in This report.

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Malimath started his law practice in the High Court of Bombay in To bring this provision into effect Section of the I. Skip to main content. Borrowing from inquisitorial system The panel was in favour of borrowing features from the inquisitorial system of investigation practised in countries such as Germany and France, where a judicial magistrate supervises the investigation. Jiby J Kattakayam Jiby was working as an engineer in California when the blogging wave that preceded the social media explosion swept him to journalism and Delhi where he was drawn towards politics, developmental issues, and courts of law.

Retrieved from ” https: The Committee has recommended providing for a Presidential Commission for a periodical review of the functioning of the Criminal Justice System.

Investigation The Investigation branch should be separated from Law and Order branch. Further it rdport amending article and constitution of National Judicial Commission.

Police custody is now limited to 15 days. Victim compensation is a State obligation in all serious crimes, whether the offender is apprehended or not, convicted or acquitted.


Deepalakshmi January 17, Instead, the Committee recommended classifying offences as social welfare code, correctional code, criminal code, and economic and other offences code. Rather than become excessively ambitious and throw the exercise into turmoil the government should proceed incrementally. National Human Rights Commission of India: Prosecution Prosecutors are the Officers of the Court, they help the court to find the truth which is the objective of the Criminal Justice System.

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As criminalisation of politics is also the major issue. These cases will be heard on a day-to-day basis and no adjournment shall be permitted.


Nevertheless, criminal justice reform should not be held hostage to a few unreasonable provisions in what is otherwise a superb document advocating that the police and prosecution be spared of intrusive political controls and calls for structural reforms in the judiciary, police and prosecution. Related Articles Government to revisit Malimath report on conmittee justice system. We will be happy to have you on board as a blogger, if you have the knack for writing.

The committre days of the High Courts be raised to days. Retrieved 25 December In the subordinate judiciary, as far as possible assigning of civil and criminal cases to the same Judge every day should be avoided. To improve the quality of investigations, it suggested a slew of measures, including the appointment of an Addl. Criminal justice system is more than years old in India and it need to be reviewed as the type of crime has changed with the use of technology and other aspects.

If implemented, the Supreme Court will work for days and High Courts will function days per year. Tech Science Reviews Search for: Economic crimes The Committee suggested that sentences in economic offences not run concurrently, but consecutively.

Interested in blogging for timesofindia. The committee suggested every court keep a mzlimath of the timestamps such as date of conclusion of arguments, date of pronouncement of judgment, and so on, which may be prominently displayed.

Printable version Jan 1, 3: Legislation on proceeds of crime be enacted on the lines of similar legislation in the U. He moved his practice to Bangalore in Advani, who was also the Home Minister.

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The higher courts, including the Supreme Court, should have a separate criminal division consisting of judges who have specialised in criminal law.

The Committee favoured making Section A as a malimaath and compoundable offence. Rights of Accused Reasonable conditions should be prescribed to regulate handcuffing and misuse of the power by the Police Officers should be regulated by amending the laws. Offences are currently classified as cognisable and non-cognisable. This is because two of the recommendations are alarming and would involve a drastic change in investigation and prosecution of criminal cases and dispensation of justice.


Noting that taking action against perjury is a cumbersome process and genuine witnesses are treated shabbily, the Committee batted for a strong witness protection mechanism — it said the judge should be ready to step in if the witness is harassed during cross-examination. Public prosecution It suggested that a new post, Director of Prosecution, be created in every State to facilitate effective coordination between the investigating and prosecuting officers under the guidance of the Advocate General.

This is to be organised in a separate legislation. Malimath committee does not deal with which of the following? Views Read Edit View history.

Because it was optional, few police officers or magistrates recording confessions have preferred this route. Way forward Entire system requires reform first the need is to start with the electoral reform.

Further suggest the ways to synergize the relationship among Judiciary, Police and Prosecution in order to restore the maalimath of common man.

The Malimath Committee’s recommendations on reforms in the criminal justice system in 20 points

The New Indian Express. News reports rwport that the government is revisiting the Malimath Committee report on criminal justice reforms and alarm bells have already gone off. Malimath did his primary education from Karnataka. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. One of the controversial recommendation wants confessions to the police admissible in court as evidence if a senior police office of Superintendent of Police SP rank or above signs off on the statement.

Recommendation for Judiciary Committee suggested that impeachment of judges should be made easier compared to present difficult process of impeachment under which it is very difficult to impeach the guilty judges. What are the recommendations of Malimath committee about Criminal jurisprudence? Appointing more judges and police personnel, deploying scientific techniques, beefing up forensic labs, and other infrastructure investments are the need of the hour.