Program Schedule

Time Panel themes and speakers Chairs  
10:30 am – 11:00 am Registration and Refreshments    
11:00 am – 11:15 am Welcome Address by Vaijayanti Joshi, ILS Law College & Indian Law Society, Pune

Round of Introduction (co-hosts, and participants)
  Session I: Death Penalty in the India: Setting the Stage    

11:15 am – 11:30 am  

11:30 am – 11:50 am  
11:50 am – 12:15 pm  

12:10 pm – 12:40 pm
Context and Motivation for the Consultation by Amita Pitre, Vidhayak Trust, Pune; and Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai

Constitutionality and Ethics of Death Penalty | Ethics of Death Penalty by Vijay Hiremath, Human Rights Lawyer, Mumbai 
Death penalty and insights into Criminal Justice System in India  by Anup Surendranath, National Law University, New Delhi
Sandhya Srinivasan, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics  
  Session II: Death Penalty, Legal Framework and Criminal Justice System in India    
12:40 am – 01:00 pm     01:00 pm – 01:15 pm 01:15 pm – 01:30 pm   01:30 pm – 02:00 pm Mental Health concerns of death penalty convicts and under trials: Evidence from the eMental Health Research Project by Maitreyi Misra, National Law University, New Delhi Mental Health Issues in death row prisoners by Dr Sandeep Mahamuni, PuneWhy Mental Healthmatters? by Soumitra Pathare, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Pune Discussion Jaya Sagade, Women’s Studies Centre, ILS Law College, Pune  
2:00 pm to 2:45pm Lunch Break    
  Session III: Participation of Health Care Professionals in Capital Punishment and Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Perspective  
2:45 pm – 03:05 pm     03:05 pm – 03:25 pm   03:25 pm – 04:00 pm Participation of Health Care Professionals in Capital Punishment: Conflict between medical ethics and social obligations by Sunita V S Bandewar & Nikita Surani, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, MumbaiParticipation of health care professionals in torture in police custody: The issues of dual loyalty by Amar Jesani, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Mumbai        Discussion Sanjay Nagral and Shamim Modi, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai  
  Summing up and way forward    
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm   04:15pm – 04:20 pm Summary and Next Steps by FMES & CMHLP;  Participants closing comments, and feedback Vote of Thanks CMHLP/ILS Law College    
4:20 pm – 4:40 pm Closing High Tea