Tracking the implementation of POCSO law

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A report on the implementation of the POCSO Act in Assam, Delhi and Haryana


The vast legal framework on child rights is unfortunately not backed with data that can inform law and policy change as well as help in monitoring implementation of these laws. There is very little systematic information on what happens in courts, how do special laws and provisions pan out in practice, to what extent have they been able to meet their purpose, what are the challenges and how can these be overcome. The only official set of data that gives some insight on implementation of laws are the NCRB’s statistics on disposal of cases by police and court in terms of charge sheeting rate, rate of conviction and pendency percentage. District level data continues to remain a challenge on all counts.


Through this pilot our aim is to create an alternate dataset of indicators of justice delivery that not only has the potential to improve implementation of laws but can also help in monitoring and strengthen children’s access to justice on a regular basis.

Our solution:

We're collaborating with HAQ - Centre for Child Rights to curate data from the district courts in Assam, Delhi and Haryana to study the implementation of the POCSO Act.

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