National Seminar on Rethinking of Juvenile Justice System in India: Status and Challenges


About Seminar

Career Point University law college organizing national seminar in association with Rajasthan Legal Services Authority, Jaipur (Raj.). Their motto is “Access to Justice for all” and The aim of this association To discuss and analyze the recent jurisprudential development in the juvenile justice law with the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (‘JJ Act 2015’) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules, 2016 (‘Model Rules 2016’) and its impact on the Juvenile Justice Boards (‘JJBs’) and their functioning with provision relating to protection provided to children.

The seminar will provide a platform to rethink and analyze about the concept of juvenile and the legal system of it.

Juvenile justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. In most states, the age for criminal culpability is set at 18 years.

Juvenile law is mainly governed by state law and most states have enacted a juvenile code. The main goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation rather than punishment. Juveniles can be transferred into adult court if the juvenile court waives or relinquishes its jurisdiction. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has been passed by Parliament of India amidst intense controversy, debate and protest on many of its provisions by Child Rights fraternity. It replaced the Indian juvenile delinquency law, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, and allows for juveniles in conflict with Law in the age group of 16-18, involved in Heinous Offences, to be tried as adults.

It was passed on 7 May 2015 by the Lok Sabha amid intense protest by several Members of Parliament. It was passed on 22 December 2015 by the Rajya Sabha. The Act came into force from 15 January 2016. The bill will allow a Juvenile Justice Board, which would include psychologists and sociologists, to decide whether a juvenile criminal in the age group of 16-18 should be tried as an adult or not.

Sub Themes of Seminar

  • Issues and concerns related to juvenile Justice System in India.
  • Salient feature of juvenile justice (care and protection of children)Act, 2015
  • Strategies for effective implementation of provision of juvenile justice Act.
  • Children's Right: Law, policies and practice
  • Constitutional provisions & Judicial approach in holding the rights of child
  • Crime against children in cyber world.
  • Preventive laws and legislation to stop cyber crimes against children.
  • Role of social networking sites and mass media to spread child crime.
  • Child abuse, exploitation and child Labour in India: Legal regulation.
  • Role of NGO and community to create awareness
  • Challenges in rehabilitation of children in need of care & protection

Note: Other pertinent in context to juvenile justice can also be accepted.

Call for Papers

The abstract of the paper should contain 300-500 words accompanied by the brief profile of the author indicating

  • Theme
  • Title of paper
  • Name of author(s)
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address and Contact Number

Full Research Paper
Full Research Paper should not exceed 4000 words (including tables, exhibits, references, appendices the footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing. The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and spacing of 1.5 on A4 size Paper 1 inch margin on all sides using MS WORD Application

Important Dates

  • Last Date of abstract submission: 25/04/2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30/04/2018
  • Last date of submission of registration fee: 03/05/2018
  • Last Date of submission of full paper(Soft Copy): 05/05/2018
  • Last Date of submission of full paper(Hard Copy): 08/05/2018
  • Seminar is on 12/05/2018, Saturday

E-mail: nationalseminarlaw2018@gmail.com

Registration Fee

Students/Research scholars: 500/- INR
Academician: 800/- INR

Schedule of Seminar

Registration 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Inaugural Session 11:00 am to 12:30 Noon
Lunch 12:30 Noon to 1:30 pm
Technical Session I 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tea 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Technical Session II 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Valedictory 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Address for Correspondence

Prof. (Dr.) Nitu Nawal (Convenor: 88756-85558)
Mrs. Shailesh Sharma (78772-77355)
Mr. Kunal Rohira (94142-74800)
Email: nationalseminarlaw2018@gmail.com