International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Exploring the Legal and Social Challenges Faced by Illegitimate Children: An In - Dept Analysis of International Perspectives and Rights Neglect

Shruti Tomar


Abstract: The word legitimate designates to one or something to legal, acceptable or allowed. Illegitimate is designated to something or a person who?s opposite to a legal i. e., illegal or unacceptable. In real the world these two spheres are widely apart in terms to rights of a child and gap was widened by the laws which derogated the status of an illegitimate child who herself or himself cannot alter his or her legal position, them deprived of rights and many times finding illegal means to either achieve them or learn to live without them. The concept of illegitimacy varies from state to state and is prevalent over the international conventions. The world hasn't done enough to uplift the status of an illegitimate child and as repercussion the rights and legal status are deprived for an illegitimate. The major economies that hold quantitative authority over manipulation of world's legal policies at the international organizations have though taken steps but have way lacked behind in terms of behind effective and efficient and more precisely accurate. Sometimes the laws itself are unhinged it affirms at one place to not discriminate and on the other place discriminates the child's social, legal, and correlated to their economical lives. An analysis to the laws of different nations in reference to illegitimacy and the process of legitimation (which itself is questionable on certain grounds) is brought to you. . This research paper is aimed at reflecting the rights guaranteed and neglecting of the rights of an illegitimate or commonly referred to as bastards the economic and social backdrop faced by them.


Keywords: Child Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Filiation, Illegitimacy, Legitimation, Valid Marriages


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 2183 - 2187


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