CRCJ MNLU Mumbai -National Conference on Reforms in Criminal Justice System – Revisiting Justice Malimath Committee Report, 04 May 2019


About the Conference

Bringing reform within Criminal Justice System (CJS) is one the ardent task for legal scholars and policy makers. Though, society has undergone a vast change due to advent of information technology, globalization and transformative constitutional jurisprudence; criminal law barring few changes, has remained as a reflection of colonial vestige.

Almost one and a half decade ago, the Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System, better known as the Justice Malimath Committee submitted its detail report specifying the kinds of reform we must bring for healthy CJS. The recommendations of the Committee is considered as the most exhaustive work to review the state of criminal law in India. While report was highly appreciated for its extensive work on CJS and broad based suggestions, there were criticism too mainly on account of undermining the rights of the accused in certain specific circumstances.

 Series of legislative and other reforms are brought within CJS post Malimath Committee recommendations. How much success have we achieved is still a difficult question. The time is ripe to revisit the Malimath Committee report and to re-think the conceptual foundations of criminal justice system, its institutions and the underlying principles.

The aim of the conference is to evaluate how much we have moved ahead in the direction of reforms since the Malimath Committee recommendation; and what other reforms can be brought to improve our CJS in future.

Broad Themes of the Conference

  1. Need for uniform policy for application of Criminal Law
  2. Re-thinking the fundamental principles of CJS
  3. Reforms in Police Investigation & Prosecution
  4. Reforms in Judiciary, Judicial Process & Trial Procedure for efficient CJS
  5. Crime and Punishment

Call for Papers

Interested participants may send an abstract of a length not more than 450 words in .doc/ .docx format with 12 Times New Roman Font before 20.04.2019 at [email protected]. 5 keywords should also be added. Full length paper is to be submitted after acceptance of the abstract. Selected papers will be published in ISBN book. Co-author is permitted.

Date Stage
15.04.2019 Last date to register and pay fees
20.04.2019 Submission of Abstract
25.04.2019 Confirmation of Acceptance of Abstract
01.05.2019 Last Date to Submit Full Paper
04.05.2019 Conference


Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai – 2nd & 6th Floor, CETTM-MTNL Building, Technology Street, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai (Mumbai)-400076 HOW TO REACH: Mumbai offers different modes of travel- local train, bus, auto and taxis. The venue of the conference is forty-five minutes away from the Mumbai Airport and one hour from the Mumbai Central Railway station. Nearest Local Station is Vikhroli. Auto and Cab services are available to travel within the city.

For any queries contact: Arnav Maru- 9424589075; Shebani Bhargava-9930287820

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