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"Just say sorry" Ubuntu and the Child Justice Act
(PER (Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal), 2011)
In the midst of concerns about serious offences committed by young people, the Child Justice Act is the first formal legislative step to introduce restorative justice in South Africa, and promotes reconciliation and problem ...
A preliminary appraisal of the normative gains for children’s rights in the Angolan Children’s Act (act 25/12 of 22 August 2012)
(Jordan Publishers, UK, 2013)
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) represents the most significant step towards the advancement of children’s rights globally. Article 4 of the UNCRC requires states to take concrete measures ...
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 ...
Inter-country adoption from a Southern and Eastern African perspective
(Washington & Lee Law School, Virginia, 2010)
This paper reviews recent developments pertinent to inter-country adoption in Southern and Eastern Africa. In particular, it focuses on the tripartite roles of governments, the judiciary and the international community, ...
Section 54: Obligation to report commission of sexual offences against children or persons who are mentally disabled
(Juta Law, 2011)
INTRODUCTION: The duty to report the knowledge of the commission of sexual offences against certain vulnerable victims is newly provided for in this section of the Criminal Law (sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment ...
Surrogacy, South African style
(International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, 2013)
This article reviews the Act’s provisions concerning surrogacy and raises some questions for consideration.
The jurisdiction of the Regional Courts Amendment Act, 2008: some implications for child law and divorce jurisdiction
(Faculty of Law, University of the Free State, 2011)
The promulgation of the Jurisdiction of the Regional Courts Amendment Act, 31 of 2008 (hereafter the JRCAA) in 62 large urban magisterial districts on 9 August 2010 (Women's Day) heralds a potentially drastic transformation ...
Protecting orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho: an assessment of the Children’s Protection and Welfare Act, 2011
(Jordan Publishers, UK, 2014)
INTRODUCTION: This chapter reviews specific aspects of the Children’s Protection and Welfare Act 2011 of Lesotho, insofar as they pertain to the situation of orphans and vulnerable children. The chapter commences with a ...
Recent developments Mudzuru & Another v The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & 2 Others: A review
(Pretoria University Law Press, 2015)
This article reviews the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe in Mudzuru & Another v The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & 2 Others, which has been hailed with acclaim worldwide. ...
Unaccompanied and separated foreign children in the care system in the Western Cape – a socio-legal study
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
This article reports on the findings of a study of foreign children accommodated in the care system in the Western Cape, based on fieldwork conducted in child and youth care centres. The objectives of the study were ...