Child rights is an important area of scholarship the world over and is gaining great significance as an area of research in the first decade of 21st century. Protection of child rights is now considered an integral part of human rights. The recent years have witnessed a shift in theorientation and perspective of child rights. The book addresses the issue of child rights from an interdisciplinary perspective and covers a wide gamut of issues such as right to family environment, right to parental care, right against sexual and economic exploitation, right to development andsurvival. The author has critically examined the recent national and international initiatives, the present laws, court decisions, the recent amendments and the law reforms suggested by the law commission for setting an agenda towards protection of child rights and their empowerment. This book will attract a wide range of readers including lawyers, social workers, sociologists, child welfare agencies, civil libe rty groups, policy makers, NGOS, and institutions like UNICEF AND ILO.