Sentences and fines awarded to convicts under POCSO : Haryana
A Case Study of Assam, Delhi and Haryana by HAQ: Centre for Child Rights & CivicDataLab
After Part 1 and Part 2 through the last 2 weeks, here is the 3rd and final one of the 3-Part Series that illustrates the data revelations in the ‘Unpacking Judicial Data to Track Implementation of the POCSO Act in Assam, Delhi & Haryana (2012 to April 2020)’ Report by HAQ: Centre for Child Rights & CivicDataLab.
Finally, a quote from the Report regarding the constraints of data availability during the course of the research: “In order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the victims, public access to information and data in cases of sexual crimes has increasingly become a challenge. In many States and UTs, orders and judgements in matters under the POCSO Act are no longer being uploaded on the e-Courts portal. Not only does this restrict the right to information of the parties in a case, but also hinders bona-fide research, review and social audits that are necessary for good governance. Therefore, while recognising the sensitive nature of cases with respect to sexual offences against children and the need to protect the identity of the victim, it is important to not lose sight of judicial data accessibility, transparency and accountability.”
Read the complete report here.
Read Part 1 here.
Read Part 2 here.
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