Gilgit Baltistan Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2013
The Gilgit Baltistan Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2013 is a law passed by the government of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, which aims to protect the rights of children in the region. The law defines a child as a person under the age of 18 and provides for the protection of children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of harm. It also establishes a Child Protection Commission to oversee the implementation of the law and provides for the appointment of Child Protection Officers to ensure the welfare of children in the GB region. The Act provides for Child Protection Court, Child Protection and Welfare Fund, District Child Protection Cells and Child Protection Institutes. The Act also includes provisions for the establishment of juvenile justice system for under 15 of years of age and make a reference to Juvenile Justice System 2000 for 15 to 18 years old children in conflict with law.
Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Against Children Act, 2015
The Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Against Children Act, 2015 is a law passed by the government of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, which prohibits corporal punishment against children in the region. The law defines corporal punishment as any punishment that causes physical pain or discomfort to a child. The Act prohibits the use of corporal punishment in any setting, including in the home, schools and other institutions including in the family and work place, in all types of educational institutions including forma, non formal, and religious both public and private, in child care institutions including foster care, rehabilitation centers and any other alternative care settings both public and private, and in the juvenile justice system