Centre for Child and the Law

About the Centre

The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL) was established as a specialized multi-disciplinary research centre of NLSIU on April 1, 1996. The Centre integrates research, direct field action, and teaching on child rights law. We use law and socio-legal strategies as tools for transformative social change to enable children to live with dignity. Our aim is to ensure social justice, human rights and quality of life for all children in India, with special focus on equitable quality education, care, protection and justice for marginalized and excluded children. More

Child Protection

We have been working on issues related to child protection since the centre's inception. The main focus of our work has been to contribute to the law making process. A large quantum of our work during the formulation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 was focused on preventing inclusion of transfer system.
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Capacity Building

Training Programme on Juvenile Justice For DLSA Lawyers

The Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in collaboration with ...

Capacity Building

Capacity Building Training for the newly appointed District Child Protection Officers (DCPOs)

Centre for Child & the Law (CCL), NLSIU, Bengaluru, in collaboration...

Capacity Building

Capacity Building Session for Counsellors and POIC from 17 Observation Homes across the sate of Karnataka

The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University...

Right to Food

Our work in this area has evolved over the past few years and has become an integral part of the ‘Right to Food’ fraternity in the country. We draw our energies from the constructive engagement with the state, which is strengthened with each collaborative endeavor.
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Planning Meeting Towards the Implementation of National Food Security Act 2013 in Jharkhand

CCL organized a Planning Meeting towards the Implementation of National...


A Decade of the Food Security Law in India: Reflections and Way forward

In order to commemorate the completion of 10 years of National Food Security Act 2013...


2nd multi-stakeholder follow-up dialogue for the UN food system Stock-taking Moment 2023

The Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India co-hosted Action Track 1...

Right to Education

In the early years, we focused on the abolition of child labor using multi-pronged strategies. Work on ensuring good quality education to all children under 18 years started as a strategy to abolish child labor. Since then, we have done focused work in the field of education and all allied areas.
Right to Education


Draft National Policy on Universal Attainment of Education and Reintegration of Out of School Children

The CCL team was invited to be a part of the Campaign Against Child Labour’s National Consultation on the Draft Child...


Community Participation – Founding Stone of Universalization of Quality Education in the neighbourhood

This article explores the mandated structure of SMCs, under the RTE Act in India and the...


Neighbourhood Common School System: A discussion paper towards policy formulation

The discussion paper brings an alternative discourse to transform the existing education system into Gram Panchayat/Ward Public School.


CCL has been bringing out publications which includes awareness generation materials, research reports and training materials. See all publications.

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