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In defence of the child in India

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Abstract: Dr Sham Sunder Ads is President of the Committee for Legal Aid to the Poor (CLAP). In July 1998 CLAP initiated the Foundation-supported ‘In defence of the child’ project. The overall aim of the project is to ensure that the legal process and system are responsive to children’s needs; and one important goal is to sensitise and educate key players involved in implementing child-related laws and policies. This article discusses a fundamental piece of work carried out by CLAP: a study of how well India’s Constitution and child-related laws support children in securing their rights and entitlements, as set out in the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). It also shows how this work identified areas of Indian law that needed attention; and shows how CLAP itself provided legal support to help bring about necessary changes.
Authors: Sham Sunder Ads
Country: India
Category: Research
End Page: 35
Serial number: 98
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , human rights , law
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2001
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2001 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 30
Title: In defence of the child in India