Human Rights Of Child Essay

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By: Asst. Prof. ATUL D. KURANE
Abstract: Children are the future of the nation. They must be provided home, education, nutrition and medical care. But the Child is vulnerable to all forms of exploitation and abuse in the society. The human rights of the Child need to be enumerated and recognized at all levels both at the national and international level. The world community has responded time and again on this important aspect of human rights by passing a number of international instruments. India has always positively responded to the protection and enforcement of the human rights of the Child. The Constitution of India contains a number of provisions regarding Children aimed at their all round development and protection. The State has
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The age is 21 years if guardian is appointed by the court in case of a minor for his person and property, or whose property is under the supervision of the court .According to the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulations) Act, 1986, a Child is person below 14 years of age. The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 declares a male as Child if he is below 21 years and a female as a Child if below 18 years of age. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000, declares a person below 18 years of age to be Juvenile.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 (UNCRC ):
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international instrument dealing with the human rights of the Child. The civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Child are included in this convention. The protection of the Child from exploitation and abuse are included in the convention.
The Convention contains the survival, developmental, protection and participation rights of the Child.
The provisions regarding Child rights can be summarized as

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