ASLI Working Paper Series

Publication Title Juvenile Justice: Critically Juxtaposing the Models in India and Singapore
Publisher Asian Law Institute
Series WPS028
Publication Date Sep 2012
Author/Speaker Anuradha Saibaba
The article attempts to critically compare the juvenile justice framework in India and Singapore. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 has been used as a benchmark to assess the extent of incorporation of the global norms of child protection in the domestic legal paradigms of India and Singapore. The primary statutes-Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 & Amendment 2006 in India and the Children & Young Person’s Act 1993 of Singapore is analysed threadbare. The article maps the points of convergence between both the models as well as highlights the stark difference between the juvenile justice systems prevailing in Indian & Singapore. It identifies best practices prevalent in both countries to be replicated in order to facilitate a holistic and vibrant child protection regime.
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