The origins of natural law lie in the thought of the philosophers and jurists of the ancient world. They were convinced that there were rules for human behavior based upon objective, eternal norms. They conceived of these norms as having been established by nature and human reason. The Romans were the first to coin the term “natural law” (ius naturale).
The research methodology in the project is doctrinal.
The problem faced here is the confusion between law and morality.
This topic is of grievous importance from the human rights point of view. Even though it is one of the oldest theories of law, it can still be as Is still applied even today in the making of many laws and in this project we are to discuss the influence of natural law on protection of prisoners rights.
To completely understand the same, we need to first study natural law in brief, to learn about the prisoners’ rights in India and then finally, find the influence the Natural law theories have on Protection of prisoners rights. For the clarity of the same some contemporary cases also have been added.
As the topic is purely theoretical, I have taken up the doctrinal nature of study.
Secondary sources of data have been used in the project, like books articles, case laws etc.
Cite this article:
Sandipta Padhee. Influence of natural law theories on protection of rights of prisoners. Int. J. Rev. & Res. Social Sci. 2(1): Jan. – Mar. 2014; Page 34-37.