Lawyers can ease the journey of a victim and their family through the labyrinth of the judicial process, towards justice and closure. This page is designed to give you a quick but comprehensive understanding of the issue of child sexual abuse in context of the the new POCSO law and other relevant sections.

Overview of the procedures under POCSO Act – Prepared by CCL NLSIU, FEB 2013

Recording of Statement by the Magistrate How must the statement be recorded? A Magistrate recording the statement of a child under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) must record it in the exact language spoken by the child. The statement must be recorded in the presence of… Know More »

About The Law- POCSO

Protection Of Children against Sexual Offences Act received the President’s assent on 19 June 2012 and was notified in the Gazette of India on 20 June 2012. It is one off the most comprehensive laws on child protection in the world. Know More »

Prominent Cases & Judgements Before POCSO

A listing of landmark cases and their judgements that laid the framework for Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act 2012 and child and victim friendly judicial process. Ghanashyam Misra vs The State on 27 November, 1956 Way back in 1956, the Orissa High Court, recognizing that the offence was… Know More »

Guidelines on How a Child Should Be Questioned in Court

“The True Character of Society is Revealed in How it Treats its Children.” – Nelson Mandela Acknowledging a child victims’ rights and dignity and treating them with respect and sensitivity is the first step towards a fair trial. For child victims of sexual offences, testifying in court can be a… Know More »

Guidelines and Protocols for Judiciary

Delhi Commission for Women v. Delhi Police, W.P. (CRL) 696/2008, Delhi High Court order dated 23.4.2009. PROSECUTORS a) In cases where the child is placed in a shelter following the orders of the Child Welfare Committee or a Metropolitan Magistrate, the application seeking custody of the child made by the… Know More »

Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections

In some of the crimes of sexual offences against children there might be other crimes involved. Here is a detailed overview of The Indian Penal Code & Child Related Offences Apart from the various acts concerning children, The Indian Penal Code (IPC) also has a list of offences against children.… Know More »

About the Law– Juvenile Justice Act

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is the primary legal framework for juvenile justice in India. The Act provides for a special approach towards the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and provides a framework for the protection, treatment and rehabilitation of children in the purview… Know More »