Child Rights in India and Role of Human Rights Institutions: An Inter-Commission Dialogue
February 22, 2012
The Inter Commission Dialogue was organized by Center for Child and the Law as a part of the current UNICEF project on “ Justice to Children though Independent Human Rights Institutions”. It was held on 22nd of February, 2012, in Magnolia Hall, Habitat Center at New Delhi. This Dialogue was organized with the core objective to understand better the role of Commission for the Protection of Human Rights, Women’s Commission, Minority Commissions, Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Commissions and National and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights to collectively develop a protocol and guidelines for Commissions that would enable them to build convergence while also helping to address issues concerning violation of child rights that are of common interest and to collectively deliberate on the current experiences and consider areas where law reform needs to be initiated to further empower human rights institutions to effectively fulfill their respective role and function in the interest of children.
The first session was chaired by Mr. Justice (Retd) Santosh Hegde in which the representatives from the six National Commissions emphasized about the need for coordination between commissions on child rights and also highlighted issues concerning children that required consolidated efforts and interventions by all. The afternoon session was chaired by Prof N.R. Madhava Menon during which the participants deliberated on the manner in which they can proceed given the commonality of aspirations and intentions.
Judicial Colloquium on Children’s Courts
26th Feb 2012
Judicial Colloquium on Children’s Courts was organized by Justice to Children through Independent Human Rights Institutions Project, In collaboration with Law Commission of India, New Delhi. Supported by UNICEF India Country Office, New Delhi held on 26th Feb 2012 at ITC, NLSIU.
Judicial Colloquium provided a platform for the honorable members of the Judiciary to come together and share ideas, thoughts and opinions on the issue of Children’s Court and other identified issues so as to move towards greater clarity that can in turn inform and guide the functioning of Children’s Courts. There were thematic issues based presentations and discussions.
The colloquium was graced by eminent people, Hon’ble Justice P.V Reddy, Chairman, Law Commission of India; Hon’ble Justice Muralidar, High Court of Delhi; Hon’ble Justice Bakktavatsala, Hon’ble Justice N. Kumar, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. R. Venkata Rao, Law Secretaries from Goa and Kerala, Magistrates, Advocates, Faculty members from NLSIU, NGO’s, CWC Chairperson from Goa, Mumbai and Bangalore and the CCL team.
Capacity building workshop for Members and the Chairperson of Bihar Child Rights Commission,
7th April 2012 to 10th of April 2012
Centre for Child and the Law conducted a capacity building workshop for Members and the Chairperson of Bihar Child Rights Commission, one UNCIEF consultant and One Administrative Officer. The Training was conducted for a period of 3 days from 7th of April to 10th of April 2012. The Training aimed at building the basics and foundation of Human Rights Institution in general and Child Rights Commission in Particular. The Sessions were on UNCRC, JJ Act in brief, Functions of the Commission, Financial Powers of the Commission, Complaint mechanism, meetings etc. The participants were given handouts consisting of various formats/proforma that can be used by the Commission and the PPT’s used by the resource personsKarnataka State Level Round Table - Organised by KSCPCR, CCL-NLSIU & UNICEF, Bangalore 21-22, November, 2012
Continuing Legal Education Course for Practicing Advocates Representing Juveniles in Conflict with Law under the JJ Act, 2000 & Karnataka JJ rules 2010 organised by CCL, NLSIU in collaboration with KSLSA with support from SDTT - 19th - 21st Dec, 2012
Seiminar on Child Protection held on 27th December, 2012