Protection of human rights of children: A socio-legal study of international conventions, constitutional and statutory provisions
Dr. Atula Gaur
Human Rights being the birth rights are inherent in the human being irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, sex and nationality. Convention on the rights of child imposes an obligation on the State parties to take appropriate measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, maltreatment or exploitation. Constitution of India incorporates ample provision to protect the rights of the child. Two recent Indian enactments, namely, Right of children to free compulsory of Education Act, 2009; Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and important judicial decisions of the Apex Court has been highlighted by the author in this article with a concluding remarks that on the proper bringing of children depends the future of the nation.