PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS: JUDICIAL ACTIVISM INDIA
Jaimala Chahande, Visiting Faculty, PGTD of Law, RTMNU, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Child is entitled to special care and assistance due to their dependency and immaturity. As human being, children have the basic human rights including social, economic and cultural rights. All over the world efforts are taken to protect these rights of children. Effect of Child abuse and exploitation on child are serious and stunted the potential development of many children. Despite of all these international and national efforts still the children in India faces the problem of child abuse and child exploitation. The role played by the judiciary to safeguard and protect the rights of the children as a guardian of fundamental rights through issuing direction or giving advice to the Government are commendable and must be appreciated. This article has discussed the concept of judicial activism, the rights of child and who is child? This article has studied about the international and national efforts taken for the protection of children rights including provisions under Constitution and legislative measures. This article has given the special emphasis on explanation of the role played by the judiciary in the protection and safeguard of the children’s rights.