Nirbhaya Convicts hanging: ICJ condemns execution; urges India to abolish death penalty


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Hours after the four convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape murder case were executed by hanging, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), called it an affront to rule of law and said that it does not improve access to justice for women. Quoting senior lawyer Vrinda Grover, the ICJ pointed out “In 2013, the criminal laws were amended; however, seven years later the graph of rapes has not diminished".