Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Criminal Justice
- Death Penalty and Sentencing
- Access to Justice and Legal Aid
- Law and Popular Culture
Rahul holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Christ University and a Master of Laws degree from SOAS University of London, as a Chevening scholar. During his Master’s, he also took up courses in anthropology and politics.
His areas of interest include criminal justice, legal aid, law and economics, and constitutional law. He has previously worked with Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi, on trial court death penalty sentencing and Supreme Court judges’ opinion study. He also worked on improving access to education and legal aid with the Transform Rural India Foundation, Jharkhand.
- Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi. (2020). Death Penalty Sentencing in Trial Courts: Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra (2000 – 2015). https://www.project39a.com/dpsitc
- Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi. (2017). Matters of Judgment. https://www.project39a.com/moj
- Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi. (2017). Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics 2017. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a843a9a9f07f5ccd61685f3/t/5ed5a2ee814fb163dacc08d8/1591059186989/2017Statistics.pdf
- Raman, R., & Dash, P. (2018). Beyond inconsistent application: Inherent gaps in the ‘rarest of rare’ framework. Law and Other Things. https://lawandotherthings.com/beyond-inconsistent-application-inherent-gaps-in-the-rarest-of-rare-framework/
- Raman, R., & Gokhale, N. (2017). Death penalty sentencing: The Supreme Court as the first and final arbiter of facts. Law and Other Things. https://lawandotherthings.com/death-penalty-sentencing-the-supreme-court-as-the-first-and-final-arbiter-of-facts/
- Raman, R. (2017). Death and the special legislation — Why CrPC’s death penalty safeguards should also be available when death penalty is awarded under other laws. MyLaw. http://blog.mylaw.net/tag/death-penalty-procedure/