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Ministry of Law to organise Conference on Criminal Justice System tomorrow

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, APR 19, 2024: IN order  to repeal archaic colonial laws and usher in legislations which are citizen centric and cater to the requirements of a vibrant democracy three  laws have been enacted to overhaul the criminal justice system in the country. The  legislations i.e. the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023; the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023, replace the earlier criminal laws namely, the Indian Penal Code 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. As notified, these  criminal laws are to take effect from 1st July 2024.

To generate awareness about these  legislative enactments, particularly amongst the stakeholders and legal fraternity, the Ministry of Law and Justice is organising a Conference titled 'India's Progressive Path in the Administration of Criminal Justice System', at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi tomorrow i.e. 20th of April, 2024. The Chief Justice of India, Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud would  grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. The other dignitaries include Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Law and Justice, R. Venkataramani, Ld. Attorney General for India, Tushar Mehta, Ld.  Solicitor General of India, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Home Secretary, Government of India, among others.

The Conference aims at bringing out the highlights of the three  criminal laws and organise meaningful interactions through technical and Q & A sessions. Besides, judges of various courts, advocates, academicians, representatives of law enforcement agencies, police officials, public prosecutors, district administration officials and law students shall be participating in the Conference.

The day-long Conference, starts with the inaugural session and concludes with the valedictory session. In between three technical sessions are being organised, one on each  law. The inaugural session will shed light on the overarching objectives of the new criminal law triad.


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