Girls from socio-economically marginalized communities are still falling prey to Devadasi practice, a long-standing tradition of dedicating prepubescent/pubescent girls as Devadasis (slaves of god), who are thereafter commercially sexually exploited for the rest of their lives. The study attempts to identify the gaps in the current legislations prohibiting dedication besides examining the application of legislations and schemes.
The benefits and detriments of Sex Offender Registries and notification systems — collectively called ‘SORNs’ — are heavily discussed among academic discourse globally. Such registries differ in their operation and implementation across jurisdictions, and there is a large variance in accessibility and community notification. The report, on behalf of HAQ, discusses the statistical effectiveness of SORNs and addresses its economic, social, and legal impacts.
The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 puts the spotlight on human trafficking in armed conflict. The report indicates that the overall number of reported trafficking victims has increased. This might mean that more people are being trafficked, but also that national capacities to detect this crime and identify victims are improving in some countries. Increases in trafficking convictions have been recorded in Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Toolkit to Monitor the Rights of Children Alleged to be in Conflict with the Law in Observation Homes – NLSIU
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, aims at ensuring that children, who have allegedly committed an offense or found to have committed an offense, receive care, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation. This toolkit has been created to ensure that all their rights are protected at every stage of apprehending, inquiry, aftercare, and rehabilitation. The document provides information to enable monitoring of the rights of such children in observation homes.
In India, crimes against children have been on the rise. Besides, there has been decrease in the conviction. There is an increasing fear of re-victimization and of cases being unheard. Traditional courts of law in India are not created with an eye for the special developmental needs of children. This Standard Operating Procedure attempts to facilitate as reference material for judicial officers and prosecutors on child-friendly procedures in cases of child abuse.
Trafficking in Persons Report (2018) is an essential US State Department tool used to highlight where modern slavery thrives and the specific steps each government can take to protect victims of human trafficking, prevent trafficking crimes, and prosecute traffickers in the United States and around the world.
This book is an attempt to compile various Indian and international definitions, legislation, jurisprudence, and case laws on trafficking to help NGOs and human rights activists understand and deal with the issue. Human Rights Law Network while working extensively on human rights violations, women’s justice, and child protection established the linkages between trafficking, gender violence, and child abuse. It collates case laws on different forms of trafficking.
The 2017 report ‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery’ by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation (WFF) focuses on two main issues: forced labor and forced marriage. The estimate of forced labor comprises forced labor in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labor.
Global Collaboration Against Human Trafficking Report: Fourteen Essential Principles for working with Human Trafficking Victims
The ‘Global Collaboration Against Human Trafficking Report: Fourteen Essential Principles for working with Human Trafficking Victims’ is a collaborative effort of 10 service providers. The 14 Principles of Practice (PoPs) outlined in this brief are essential to supporting trafficking survivors, regardless of an organization’s mission and approach.