Juvenile justice systems across the world promise more than they deliver. It is believed that juvenile justice is meant to rehabilitate children who have demonstrated forms of criminality. However, in India, juvenile homes have been called out several times for the lack of infrastructure or the quality of ‘care’ that the Act promises. While keeping in mind the fundamental issues with juvenile justice systems, Maram Deepika understands the functioning of juvenile justice systems in the US, UK and India.
In September, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act 2021 came to force, addressing the limitations of abortion laws in India. The case, Meera Santosh Pal vs Union of India, further exposes the issues with the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 and explains why there was a desperate need for an amendment. Harsha Singh writes a case analysis for Meera Santosh Pal vs Union of India. Harsha also highlights other such cases that visibilised the issues with the 1971 Act.
Recently, a series of tweets and Instagram stories made headlines as they alleged instances of sexual abuse in Chennai’s well-known school. These allegations raised several crucial questions, including how schools serve as breeding grounds for child sexual harassment and how teachers are often complicit as abusers by making sexual advances at students. Detailing the instances that followed an uproar on social media, Surabhi KC explains the sequence of events adding to the larger narrative of child sexual abuse in schools.
By Prerna Murarka, fourth-year law student, ILS Law College, Pune.
Digvijay Singh Editor’s Note: In developing countries like India, maternal mortality ratio is still very high. Different socio demographic factors are responsible beside the medical
Almost all the countries have developed a juvenile justice system to deal with their young offenders. In India, this issue has been in the highlight lately, with discussions on their problems and related issues at various forums. In this submission, the author has elaborated not only the social implications of delinquency but also the various aspects of the law that deals with juveniles.
By Anonymous Editor’s Note: Gurus, or teachers have always been thought of as the most noble, most selfless beings. They have always been thought of
By Gayatri Loomba The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Editor’s note: Female foeticide is the gory practise of sex-selective abortion, which renders
By Harpreet Kaur, UILS, Chandigarh “Editor’s Note: Child trafficking is generally defined as the process of recruitment, transport, transfer, harbour or receipt of a person
Ghanshyam Panchariya KIIT University, Bhubaneswar “Editor’s Note: The paper deals with the law in India pertaining to child sexual abuse, the passing of the Protection
By Priyanka Sham Bhat, Jindal Global Law School “Editor’s Note: The issue of death penalty for juvenile offenders invites fierce debate and varied opinions. While
By Nikhita Nagori, Christ Law College, Bangalore “Editor’s Note: Death Penalty is one of the most sensitive issues in any criminal justice system, as it
By Tanu Priya Editor’s Note: Punishment is the coercion used to enforce the law of the land, which means it is one of the pillars of