Child Rights in Nepal
49 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2008
This study attempts to assess the Nepalese laws related to rights of the child, particularly Children's Act 1992 in respect to international laws particularly focused on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. After close exploration of CRC Children's Act 1992, Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1992 and very recently, Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007, the reality we do have, it is revealed that legal framework is necessary but not the sufficient condition for the children and their concern. To support the legal framework, the second condition of socio-economic framework must be aligned which is not done in parallel in Nepalese context therefore the implementation is a fatal problem. Children are majority in statistics but minority on social status in real world. Nepal has ratified most of the human right conventions and optional protocols but respective domestic initiation in that respect is poor. Role of society and non-government organizations are inevitable for effective implementation of the rights of the children and their concern.
Keywords: Child Rights in Nepal, Human Rights
JEL Classification: K33
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