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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 ...
Female genital mutilation as a human rights issue: examining the effectiveness of the law against female genital mutilation in Tanzania
(Juta Law, 2013)
In many African states, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-entrenched cultural practice. Tanzania is no exception. FGM persists despite the fact that the country has ratified a number of international and regional ...
So sweet, so sour: a commentary on the Nigerian High Court's decision in Georgina Ahamefule v Imperial Hospital and Another relating to the rights of persons living with HIV
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2013)
The purpose of this article is to assess the decision of the Nigerian High Court in the Ahamefule case. While the case would seem to be a victory for people living with HIV in the country, it left some important ...
Making sense of the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2011)
In October 2010, the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions came into force. As the name suggests, the law is applicable to offenders sentenced to life imprisonment with special provisions. ...
An overview of recent changes to corporate governance frameworks as it pertains to executive remuneration
(University of Fort Hare, 2012)
Don't shout too loud: Reflections on the outrage against human and child trafficking
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2010)
Human and child trafficking is regarded as an international crime and serious human rights violation. However, the clandestine and transnational nature of trafficking makes it extremely difficult to apprehend or prosecute ...
Unsustainable and unjust: Criminal justice policy and remand detention since 1994
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2014)
The 'tough on crime' approach embodied in bail and sentencing law has had a profound impact on the trends around remand detention, including prison overcrowding of such an extent that it is estimated to have contributed ...
Modern African childhoods: does Law matter?
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
INTRODUCTION: This paper poses a question often aimed at lawyers, especially when they straddle a culturally diverse and contested terrain of human experience, such as the role of children and families in society: does law ...
The rule of law: Approaches of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and selected African states
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2012)
The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights is empowered to promote and protect human rights in Africa. Although the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights does not expressly use the phrase 'rule of law', the ...
Law and justice at the dawn of the 21st century: Essays in honour of Lovell Derek Fernandez
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Essays in honour of Lovell Derek Fernandez, Lawyer, Linguist, Mensch