University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University Chandigarh, is conducting the National Seminar on Child Rights on 15 February 2020.
About the seminar
Policy law and practice of child welfare have undergone a significant change from a historical perspective.
Before 1839, there was a concept of authority and control. It was an established common law doctrine that the father had absolute rights over his children.
After this, the welfare principle was reflected in the dominant ideology of the family.
The Indian Traditional view of welfare is based on data, dana, Dakshina, bhiksha ahimsa, Samya-bhava, swadharma, and taiga, the essence of which were self-discipline, self-sacrifices, and consideration for others.
It was believed that the well being of children depends on these values.
Children were the recipient of welfare measures. It was only during the twentieth century that the concept of children’s rights emerged.
This shift in focus from “welfare” to the “rights” approach is significant. Rights are entitlements. They also imply obligations and goals.
The rights approach is primarily concerned with issues of social justice, non-discrimination, equity, and empowerment.
India has the largest child population in the world. As per the 2011 Census, India has 158.7 million children in the age group of 0-6 years, comprising about 16 percent of the total Indian population.
The Indian Constitution has a framework within which ample provisions
exists for the protection, development, and welfare of children.
In the year 1974, the Government of India adopted a National Policy for Children deciding the nation’s child as supremely essential assets.
The Department of women and child development was set up in the Ministry of Human Resource development in 1985.
The National Plan for Children adopted in 1992 and the Government of India ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child on 12 November 1992.
Most of the rights detailed in the Convention guaranteed in the Constitution of India. The way we treat our children reflects our moral system.
There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
In the present context, the vision for the future has to be an India where all children have all the chances they need for optimal development.
The emerging question is, despite significant investments and favorable policy.
Framework why is the status of Indian children far from satisfactory? What is the way forward to achieve this vision?
It is to find answers to the above questions the University Institute of Legal Studies, Punjab University, proposes to organize a National Seminar on Child Rights: Social, Cultural, and Economic Dimensions.
The seminar shall provide a useful platform for the academicians, Advocates, Officials from various departments, Research Scholars NGOs, policymakers; Child Rights Activists, and others to address the challenges in protecting the rights of the children.
- Child Rights Monitoring and Governance –National and International Perspectives
- Policy and legislative frameworks providing protection and rehabilitation to children
- Health, Education and Nutritional rights for the children
- Protection of children under the criminal justice system
- Child Abuse – Sexual abuse and Trafficking
- Cyber Crimes and child rights
- Child Labour – issues and concerns
- Refugee children – protection
- Personal Laws and children
- Role of judiciary in protecting child right
Call for Papers
Research paper invited from the academicians, practitioners, research scholars, and students on the issues related to the themes.
The quality-based selected paper will publish in the book.
Only full papers submitted on or before the deadline shall be considered for publication.
The authors of selected abstracts will give an
opportunity to present their papers during various sessions on the
days of the conference.
Guidelines for Papers
The abstract should not contain more than 200-300 words along with the particulars of the author indicating his email id, contact number
and address for correspondence.
A paper cannot have more than two co-authors.
The maximum limit of a paper is 4000 words (excluding footnotes).
The format is Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing, on an A4 sheet with 1″ margin on all sides, to be sent in .doc/.docx format.
A uniform style of citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the paper. The abstracts and articles should be sent to:
Last Date of Submission of the Abstract: 15 January, 2020
Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy): 31 January, 2020
The Registration fee for the Conference is Rs. 1500/-, (for Academician). For students – Rs.1000/- each and for co-author – Rs.500/- each.
Send the registration fee by way of demand draft in favor of Director, UILS, on or before 31 January 2020.
Quality papers selected by the editorial committee will publish in the seminar book.
- No TA/DA will provide to delegates.
- Delegates have to arrange their accommodation.
- No paper shall be deemed to be read.
Prof. (Dr.) Rattan Singh
Dr. Jai Mala, Assistant Professor, UILS, Ph. 9915337608
Shivam Sharma: 9501118777
Tanvi Gupta: 9915559702