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Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Asha Bajpai


This book presents important legislation and judgments on child rights in India. Each chapter includes constitutional provisions, and statutory and decisional law. It also stresses various relevant regional and international mechanisms and international standards of behaviour towards children, and a host of inadequacies in laws and procedures. It cites some examples and discusses certain approaches of current nongovernmental organizations’ (NGOs) interventions and strategies in the field to enhance and protect the rights of the child. This volume specifically addresses issues such as child cus ... More

Keywords: child rights, child custody, adoption, child labour, child sexual abuse, trafficking, juvenile justice, education, health, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195670820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asha Bajpai, author
Reader at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai