Centre for Child Rights
In furtherance of the research objectives of NLUJA, Assam, the Executive Council of NLUJA, Assam in its meeting held on January 19, 2015 established several Specialised Centres of Excellence for promotion of advanced research, teaching and study of which the Centre for Child Rights (CCR), a specialised Centre to address issues relating to children is one of the prominent ones.
The CCR was officially inaugurated through a national-level event organised by NLUJA, Assam on March 14, 2015 viz., the National Conference on “Protection of Rights of Children: Issues and Challenges” and Inauguration of CCR.
About NLUJA, Assam and UNICEF
On the one hand, UNICEF, in accordance with its Charter and Mission Statement, works with the Government of India and various state Governments to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. In its actions, it is guided by the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.
On the other, NLUJA, Assam's objective is to promote legal education and research facilities to students and scholars drawn from across the country, hailing from different socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and to be a flag-bearer in the field of legal education and research in the country as well as in the globe.
Hence, UNICEF and NLUJA, Assam have joined hands to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of children in the state of Assam and other parts of North East India. In furtherance of the same, they seek to create awareness among the masses and support the State in the implementation of the aims and objectives as specified in various international human rights instruments with a particular focus on children, and provisions as outlined in the Constitution of India and various legislations that are in force.
Purposes of Centre for Child Rights
India, the largest democracy of the world, is also home to the largest number of children in the world. A large portion of India’s population comprises of its children. Although the Indian government has enacted several laws and undertaken other socio-economic measures for the cause of its children, a lot still remains to be done, more so in the north eastern parts of its territory. In the light of the same, the purposes of CCR are as illustrated: