Juvenile Justice System
The Government of India enacted the Juvenile Justice Act in 1986. In 1989 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of a Child. India ratified the UNCRC in 1992. The convention outlines the right of the child to reintegration into society without judicial proceedings where avoidable. Hence the Government, to fulfil the standards of the convention felt a need to re-write the law. Hence in 2000 the old law was replaced by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
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THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2015
Author:MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) MODEL RULES, 2016.
Author:MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT