The Homecoming of A Prisoner Under The Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003
Updated: Apr 1, 2021
This Article is in light of the recent repatriation and human rights violation faced by Indian citizens imprisoned in foreign prisons. The word Repatriation means the process of returning an asset, an item of symbolic value or a person voluntarily or forcibly to its owner or their place of origin or citizenship in the present context Repatriation is the act to provide for the remittance of certain prisoners from India to country or place outside India and reception in India of certain prisoners from country or place outside India. The process of repatriation is governed by the Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003 (Herein Referred to as RPA) in India. The right to return to one's home country is assured under Article 12(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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