Law Relating to Bail to Juvenile Delinquent

  • Sonia Kinra
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  • Sonia Kinra

    Additional District & Sessions Judge-cum-Faculty Member at Chandigarh Judicial Academy, India.

  • Dr. Versha Vahini

    Head of Department at Department of Laws, Manav Rachna University, India

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The aim of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is based upon the rights of the Juvenile recognised by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. To grant bail to the Juvenile is a rule, and jail is an exception. The three exceptions have been statutes in section 12 of the Act. The various High Courts and the Apex Court have interpreted these exceptions. This paper aims at the directions to be followed while deciding the bail applications of the juveniles and considering the circumstances if the same falls under the exception or not. There is no need for subjective satisfaction of the Juvenile Board, but an objective assessment of the reasonable grounds is to be there for declining the bail to the Juvenile, which should be based upon some material. It should not be a mechanical representation of the legal provision.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 01 - 24


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