On the invitation of the Justice Verma Committee investigating the reform of India's sexual violence laws, Professor Sandra Fredman, with the assistance of members of Oxford Pro Bono Publico, has made submissions urging law reform on five central issues: a) the framing of the issue in human rights terms; b) the removal of the exception for marital rape; c) the definition of rape; d) discrimination under Article 15 of the Indian Constitution; e) services to support victims of rape. The Justice Verma Committee was established on 21 December 2012 following the brutal gang rape of an Indian woman the previous week. The gang rape has resulted in widespread public protests. Consequently, the Central Government has constituted the 3-member Committee consisting of a retired Chief Justice, Chief Justice J.S. Verma; a retired Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh, Mrs Leila Seth; and Mr Gopal Subramanium, former Solicitor General and presently a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court. The Committee is engaging in wide-ranging discussions with experts in the field of law enforcement, sociology, psychology and psychiatry, as well as other inter-disciplinary specialists, to develop recommendations for the reform of India's sexual violence laws. The submissions were gratefully received by the Committee, which is due to report on 24 January 2013. The submissions were authored by Professor Sandra Fredman, Pembroke College, Oxford University with the support of the following members of Oxford University’s Pro Bono Publico Programme: Shreya Atrey, Meghan Campbell, Chintan Chandrachud, Ingrid Cloete, Laura Hilly, Miles Jackson, Dhvani Mehta and Chris McConnachie (all Oxford University graduate research students), and benefited from comments from Professor Nicola Lacey, All Souls College, Oxford University. A copy of these submissions is available under the 'Featured Research' on our webpage.