The Child’s Right to Identity: Do Adopted Children have the Right to know their Parentage. NCRRF Report

The report deals with whether children have the right to know their biological identity in the context of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. It questions whether the article is broad enough to encapsulate the right of identity and privacy for children who want to know their parentage and whether or not this right comes in conflict with rights of other individuals, like the right of the mother’s privacy and dignity.

 

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Cite:

Jayna Kothari, 'The Child’s Right to Identity: Do Adopted Children have the Right to know their Parentage. NCRRF Report' (09 May 2010) <http://www.cry.org/resources/pdf/NCRRF/NCRRF_ReportBy_Jayna.pdf> accessed on 18 Nov 2019