SC Issues Notice to Central, States & UTs On PIL For Establishing Human Rights Courts In Every District
Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, States and UTs on a PIL filed by a law intern Bhavika Phore and argued by Adv Manoj V George, which sought a direction for setting up of Human Rights Courts in each districts across the country and also appoint special public prosecutors to conduct speedy trial of offence arising out of Human Rights violation, compulsorily within a specified time limit preferably within 3 months.
PIL says its all the more important as instances of police brutality, torture and excess custodial and encounters deaths are on the rise and also to deal with horrible conditions in prison and detention centres, arbitrary arrests and unlawful detention, denial of fair public trial.
The PIL seeks a direction to the Registrars of all High Courts to enable the establishment of the Human Rights Courts
It said one of the main objectives and legislative intent of the Protection of Human Rights Act is with regard to setting up/specifying special Human Right Courts in each district
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