Influence of the Human Right Instrument in Children’s Right Jurisprudence: An Appraisal of JJ Act

Shreya Srivastava
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India.

 Shubhang Swaroop

Symbiosis Law School, Noida,  India.

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

The research paper deals with the children’s human rights in India. Children are the future custodians of sovereignty, rule of law, – justice, liberty, equality, fraternity and finally international peace and security. They are the potential embodiment of our ideals, aspirations, ambitions, future hopes. They are the ‘future shoulders’ in the form of great philosophers, rulers, scientists, politicians, able legislators, administrators, teachers, judges, technologists, industrialists, engineers, workers, planners on which the country would rest. Human Rights Instruments specific to the rights of the child: The Declaration of the Rights of the child 1924, adopted by the fifth assembly of the League of Nations, can be seen as the first international instrument dealing with children’s rights. Children are a human resource, invaluable but vulnerable.

The paper will deal with the laws applicable in the India. It will answer the questions as to What were the initial provisions before the Act?, What is the JJ Act?, What is the influence of the Act? The objective behind the paper is to understand the Initial provisions, to understand the JJ Act., to understand the influence of the act.

Keywords: Children, Human Rights.


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