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Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition

Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition

The Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition(s) on Child Rights Law, organized annually since 2012 is an effort to highlight the relevance of law in lives of children, more than others. Citizens can play a vital role in diverse ways towards strengthening democratic framework of the Nation, established legal system and rule of law. This is imperative for giving life to hidden spirit of the opening phrase of Indian Constitution “WE, the People of India”. While elections come and go; children issues remain unheard, as they don’t vote. This is a platform for young and promising legal minds to participate in national building process by bringing back the focus on issues of children and their rights.

Topics since 2012

  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences – Law and its Effectiveness – 2012
  • Age of Criminal Responsibility – 2013
  • Marital Rape within Prohibited Child Marriage – 2014
  • Does allowing child labour at home dilute the child’s constitutional right to education – 2015
  • Mental Health – Locating the rights of children – 2016
  • Pornography, Child and Law – 2017
  • Independent Thought Vs Union of India – 2018
  • Children’s rights in the age of big data – 2019
  • Child rights and business principles – 2020

Annual Law Digest on Child Rights Law

Annual Law Digest are compilation of 15 Best Thoughts from the Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition(s) on Child Rights Law, organized annually since 2012.