Conventions, Laws & Policies

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The UNCRC is a legally binding international agreement that seeks to protect the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 3rd session in 1948.

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Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons

The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (also known as the Trafficking Protocol or the UN TIP Protocol) is a protocol to the Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2000 and entered in to force in 2003.

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Juvenile Justice Act (2015)

The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, replaces the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, as the primary legal framework for juvenile justice.

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Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (1956)

The Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act seeks to limit and abolish prostitution in India by criminalising various allied activities associated with it.

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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSOA, 2012)

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act seeks to safeguard children and defines the offences under which the accused can be punished.

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Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Amendment Bill (2006)

A bill to amend the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, and the Prevention Money Laundering Act, 2002.

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The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act (1986)

The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act was introduced to prohibit engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the conditions of work of children in certain other employments.

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The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act (1976)

The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act (1976) was introduced to provide for the abolition of bonded labour system with a view to prevent the economic and physical exploitation of the weaker sections of the people and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005)

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005) was introduced to provide for more effective protection of rights of women guaranteed under the constitution who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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The Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959)

The Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959) was introduced to consolidate and amend laws relating to beggars for the purpose of making uniform and better provision for the prevention of begging in the state of Bombay and for matters connected to therewith.

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The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act (1979)

The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act (1979) was introduced to regulate the employment of inter-state migrant workmen and to provide for their conditions of service and for matters connected therewith.

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National Policy for Children (2013)

A new National Policy for Children was adopted by the Indian government in 2013. The Policy recognizes every person under the age of 18 and covers all children within the territory and jurisdiction of the country.

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National Plan of Action for Children (2016)

The National Plan of Action for Children (2016) is based on the principles embedded in the National Policy for Children (2013). The Plan provides a road map that links the policy objectives to actionable programs.

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Children Adoption Regulation (2017)

The Adoption Regulations, 2017, have been framed by the Central Adoption Resource Authority as mandated under section 68(c) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) of Children Act (2015) .

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Guidelines for Adoption (CARA Guidelines) (2011)

The Guidelines Governing the Adoption of Children (2011) were introduced by the Central Adoption Resource Authority to ensure the smooth functioning of the adoption process.

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