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Does the differential criterion for vesting parental rights and responsibilities of unmarried parents violate international law? A legislative and social study of three African countries
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
The right to non-discrimination for all children is established in international human rights law. International children's rights law further provides for the common responsibility of parents for the maintenance of their ...
A foreskin too far? Religious, medical or customary circumcision and the Children's Act 38 of 2005 in the context of HIV/AIDS
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
This article analyses the legal framework surrounding male circumcision (infant and youth) in South Africa, having explained the requirements of international human rights law. Provincial legislation regulating traditional ...
Like running on a treadmill? The 14th and 15th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
(Juta Law, 2010)
The 14th and 15th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child were held in November 2009 and March 2010 respectively. The Committee has considered more reports and issued its first ...
Regional frameworks for safeguarding children: The role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
This article discusses the safeguarding movement in the context of child protection. After providing it’s key principles and precepts, the relevant provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child ...
Deprivation of children's liberty 'as last resort' and 'for the shortest period of time': how far have we come? And can we do better?
(Juta Law, 2013)
Commencing with a brief historical overview of detention of children in South Africa, and legislative attempts to curb its use, this article reviews all forms of deprivation of liberty under the Child Justice Act 75 of ...
Cluster foster care: a panacea for the care of children in the era of HIV/Aids or an MCQ?
(Stellenbosch University (SUNJournals), 2010)
The ravages wrought by HIV/AIDS on child-care arrangements in the African context are well documented (Richter & Sherr, 2009; Sloth-Nielsen & Mezmur, 2008; Tsegaye, 2007; sources cited there). Notably, these constitute ...