Juvenile Justice Bill
Amnesty International India’s Human Rights Education Programme partnered with Centre for Child and the Law – National Law School to conduct a session with students on the Juvenile Justice Bill.
"If we send juvenile offenders to adult jails, they are more likely to come out as seasoned criminals," said a young student from Excellent English School – a pioneer school of the Human Rights Education programme. "We need to have hostels for juvenile offenders instead of sending them to adult jails," said another student.
With the Juvenile Justice Bill 2014 currently being debated in Parliament, Amnesty International India’s Human Rights Education Programme organised a session to build awareness around the issue and seek children's views and opinions on the bill. By participating in activities, students from Std. 9 and above were introduced to the concepts of Needs and Wants, and Care and Rights, and then taken through the proposed bill. The session culminated in a discussion on the required balance of Care, Rights and Responsibilities in the case of children below the age of 18.
The session was conducted by the Centre for Child and the Law-National Law School Bangalore.