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Open Lecture by Ms. Suranya Aiyar on "Modern Child Rights: A Study in the Folly and Arrogance of the Welfare State"

Speakers: 
Ms. Suranya Aiyar
Date 
23 October 2017
Venue 
O. P Jindal Global University
City 
Sonipat
Program Schedule: 
Suranya Aiyar will speak about what she claims is the deep human tragedy and loss wrought across the world by child protection regimes as promoted by misconceived policies of UNICEF, Save the Children and other powerful international child rights bodies. She will make the case that one of the key re Read More...

Suranya Aiyar will speak about what she claims is the deep human tragedy and loss wrought across the world by child protection regimes as promoted by misconceived policies of UNICEF, Save the Children and other powerful international child rights bodies. She will make the case that one of the key reasons for child protection systems growing into oppressive and predatory state agencies, is that when using the state machinery to act in relation to children, basic constitutional safeguards and checks and balances were ignored. Aiyar argues that this has created a classic situation of human rights violations, as would be found with any State-sponsored system having confiscatory and punitive powers that were unshackled by the legal restraints usual in modern democracies, such as of transparency, accountability, due process, fair hearing and natural justice.