Country India
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Criminal Law Amendment Act 2018 provides for more stringent penal provisions for the offences of rape including death penalty for rape of a girl below the age of 12 years. The Act also inter-alia mandates completion of investigation and trials within 2 months each. Furthermore, appeals against convictions or acquittal are to be disposed of within 6 months. It has also  strengthened the relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC), and Evidence Act and Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). 

Source of Information

India's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9, p.37 and p.41

For more information: Criminal Law Amendment Act 2018