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SC: Amicus Curiae Must In Life Sentence and Death Sentence Cases

  SC lays down guidelines for appointment of amicus curiae where there is possibility of life sentence or death sentence Amicus Curiae literally translated from Latin is " friend of the court ." Plural is "amici curiae." Generally, it is referencing a person or group who is not a party to an action, but has a strong interest in the matter. Supreme Court : Noticing that where death sentence could be one of the alternative punishments, the courts must be completely vigilant and see that full opportunity at every stage is afforded to the accused, the 3-judge bench of UU Lalit, Indu Malhotra and Krishna Murari, JJ has laid down the below mentioned norms to ensure the same. In all cases where there is a possibility of life sentence or death sentence, learned Advocates who have put in minimum of 10 years practice at the Bar alone be considered to be appointed as Amicus Curiae or through legal services to represent an accused. In all matters dealt with by the High Court co


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