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Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Asha Bajpai


Legislation is one of the most important tools for empowering children. Recent years have seen several key developments in the law, policy, and practice related to child rights. Significantly, with the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, a rights-based approach has acquired prominence in the child rights discourse across the world. The book analyses the laws in the light of court judgments and policy initiatives taken in India. It also examines the interventions and strategies employed by non-governmental organizations in recommending legislative refor ... More

Keywords: child, rights, laws, child labour, child abuse, CRC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199470716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199470716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asha Bajpai, author
Founder Dean and Professor of Law, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)