The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a 5 member committee to recommend criminal law reforms for India.
The composition of the Committee is as follows:
- Prof (Dr) Ranbir Singh (Chairperson), Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi;
- Prof (Dr) G S Bajpai (Member & Convenor), Registrar, National Law University Delhi;
- Prof (Dr) Mrinal Satish (Member), Professor, National Law University Delhi;
- Mahesh Jethmalani (Member), Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India;
- G P Thareja (Member), Former District & Session Judge, Delhi.
A press note released in this regard states that the Committee seeks to recommend reforms in the criminal laws in a principled, effective, and efficient manner, in order to ensure the safety and security of every individual, the community and the nation on the whole.
Towards this end, the Committee shall also undertake country-wide consultations with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judiciary, advocates, academics, and civil society including media organisations, the release reads.
It is also mentioned that the Committee will be assisted by a set of researchers and consultants.