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This book offers a critical examination of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, primarily from the perspective of child rights, while also analyzing the amendments introduced by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2021. It provides a comprehensive overview of the historical developments in Juvenile Justice in India, dating back to 1850 and spanning to the recent amendments enforced from September 2022.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on identifying the direction of changes in the law, whether through legal provisions or judicial pronouncements, from the perspective of the best interests of children.

  • Highlights new issues triggered by the Amendment Act, 2021.

  • Provides a detailed explanation of issues related to lacunae in the definition of serious and heinous offences, with insights from court decisions aligned with suggestions from previous editions.

  • Includes a separate chapter on adoption, examining and analyzing changes introduced in adoption procedures and processes.

  • Explores discussions on adoption by individuals or couples in same-sex relationships or with different gender identities, referencing relevant Supreme Court judgments.

  • Equipped with judicial pronouncements on important topics in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

  • Provides references to relevant sections of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, and The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023.

  • Language used in the book is simple and jargon-free, making it accessible even to those outside the legal fraternity working with children.

  • An essential resource for judges, lawyers, judicial academies, public prosecutors, police officers, NGOs, researchers, and individuals working in the field of child rights.

With its comprehensive analysis and accessible language, this book serves as a valuable tool for understanding and navigating the complexities of the Juvenile Justice system in India, with a strong focus on protecting and promoting the rights of children.

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