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The Extent Of Extra-Judicial Killing And Its Effects On Our Society

Sanika Javdekar, MIT-WPU, School of Law


Extrajudicial execution, also known as extrajudicial killing, is the execution of a person by government agents without the approval of any court case or other legal procedure. Law enforcement authorities, military troops, or other government agents frequently carry it out. Extrajudicial executions are unlawful and a violation of basic rights to life and due process, among other rights. These murders are frequently carried out in an effort to uphold peace and order, silence political opponents or activists, or put an end to protests. Extrajudicial executions have been documented in numerous nations across the globe, and they are frequently linked to governments that do not uphold democratic accountability and human rights. Holding culprits accountable, bolstering legal systems, and encouraging more respect are all part of the fight against extrajudicial murders. The author would talk about what extrajudicial executions are, their constitutionality, the perspective of people regarding such killing, case laws relating to extra-judicial killing, its condition in other nations, whether such encounters are necessary or not, and finally the author would like to ponder upon how extrajudicial killings affect the society at large along with the conclusion.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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