We believe in existing constitutional provisions to enforce the fundamental rights of children. But we also advocate for new laws and amendment in the existing ones, whenever we find gaps in the legislation and governance.
Our legal interventions include filing Public Interest Litigations (PILs) for mobilizing support towards the issue of child protection. We have filed a number of writ petitions over the last few decades and are behind some of the landmark judgments made by Supreme Court on the protection child rights. This has led to significant policy changes helping us to create a safe and friendly environment for children in the country. We started All India Legal Aid Services on Child Rights (AILASCR) in 2009 with an aim to ensure access to justice in cases of crimes against children. It was established in collaboration with National Legal Services Authority and Delhi State Legal Services Authority.
AILACCR at a Glance
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As India’s leading child rights organization and a subject matter expert, we participate in the law drafting process of the government and provide consultancy in policy formation. From trainings, workshops, consultations and lectures at various platforms to preparing learning material for manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), we work to create an all-encompassing learning and developing environment for child protection in the best possible manner. We draft SOPs for the governments to lay down the ideal code of conduct with regard to specific issues pertaining to child protection.
Formulation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules 2016 as part of the core drafting committee of the WCD.
Drafting of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill passed by the Cabinet in collaboration with the WCD.
Amendment of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 to include complete prohibition of regulation of child labour and regulation of adolescent labour for children between the ages of 14-18 years.
Drafting of Standard Operating Procedure for Child Labour Free India, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment.