Indian Journal of International Law

, Volume 56, Issue 3–4, pp 405–425 | Cite as

A critique of juvenile justice law in India: an international perspective



The paper traces in detail juvenile justice law from the perspective of international law as applicable in India. There is a growing need to understand the evolution of norms and procedure as regards juvenile justice in the realm of internal law. Such norms are traceable to a host of Conventions and Rules that seek to lay down body of normative standards to protect the rights of the juvenile. Understanding of juvenile justice jurisprudence would remain incomplete if it is not preceded by an in-depth analysis of normative framework under international law. Law relating to juvenile justice in India owes to a great degree to such normative standards as is reflected in judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court and legislative enactments.


Juvenile justice Conventions Beijing Rules Havana Rules Riyadh guidelines Juvenile Justice Act 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of Study and Research in LawRanchiIndia

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