Blog by Niti Manthan
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International human rights law seeks to eliminate racial discrimination in the world through treaties that bind and norms that transform. Yet law’s impact on eradicating racism has not matched its intent. Racism, in all of its forms, remains a massive cause of discrimination, indignity, and lack of equality for millions of people in the world today.
Prison system in India has evolved into better model and prison administration has become better. Various committees were formed to enhance and further develop prison administration in the country. The Constitution of India also recognises numerous Prisoner’s Rights through implied as well as express provisions. Moreover, The Prisons Act, 1894 also contains the statutory provisions for prison administration.
Ordinarily, Legal services mean ‘help or assistance or free service in the field of law.’ Previously the word legal aid was used in place of legal services but the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India; time-to-time asserted that legal aid is not a charity but a paramount duty for the welfare of the States and the Citizens residing hereby. Now, legal assistance from any state can be claimed as a matter of legal right, and therefore the term 'Legal Services' is used in the place of legal Aid.
The laws protecting the dignity and modesty of the Indian women are voluminous, stringent but are they practically effective enough to prevent or even mitigate the ordeal faced by the victims?