September 26, 2010

Who we are

Breaking the Code of Criminal Procedure ( is a law blog that strives to study India's criminal justice system and various other laws. Although the blog mainly focuses on criminal law, it highlights news and developments in other areas of law, politics and governance. This blog was founded by Ashish Goel (N.U.J.S graduate).

Currently, the blog is maintained by members of NUJS Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice (SACJ). The blog also brings interesting insights from guest contributors who mainly comprise of lawyers, professors and law students in Indian universities. 

Write for us

We welcome short, analytical pieces on legal developments in India such as legislation, case laws etc. Please write to us at with your ideas and we would gladly take it forward.

Work for us

We are seeking law students to work with us part-time and help us run the blog. The work will entail research, writing and travel and will be adequately compensated. Please drop an email at stating why you would like to work with us.

Our other presence

Facebook page can be found here.

Website can be found here


  • Dr. Kavita Singh (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Prof. Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Abha Nadkarni (Editor)
  • Samarth Sharma (Publishing Editor)
  • Prafful Goyal (Publishing Editor)

September 15, 2010

Corporate Criminal Liability; Joymalya Bagchi's lecture

Criminal Lawyer Joymalya Bagchi recently delivered a lecture on "Corporate Criminal Liability" at National University of Juridical Sciences in a talk organised by the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice. A scanned copy of the lecture can be traced here. It has all the important case laws on the subject.

September 10, 2010


"West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) have decided to join hands in approaching the task of providing legal empowerment to the inmates in a totally revamped manner. This project has been named ‘SHADHINOTA’, which translated into English means ‘freedom’. It is an effort towards securing the rights of those behind bars to have efficient legal representation, to have their cases heard in an expeditious manner and the ultimate goal of securing justice for

For the Concept note, please click here.