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The Centre for Child Law  was established in 1998 and is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. The Director of the Centre is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards the establishment and promotion of the best interests of children in South Africa through litigation, advocacy, research and education.

The Centre is registered as a Law Clinic and through strategic impact litigation aims to set legal precedent to improve and strengthen laws pertaining to children.

University of Pretoria Faculty of Law

 

Latest Judgments & Reports

2 August 2018

 Centre for Child Law v MEC for Social Development, Gauteng. Provision of appropriate services to children with severe or profound disruptive behaviour disorder  
Read the court order here 

 

 

27 June 2018

 Naki & Others v Director-General: Department of Home Affairs. Ensuring access to birth registration for all children  
Read the judgment here

 

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Latest News

16 August 2018

Press Release - Centre for Child Law and Lawyers for Human Rights ask High Court to ensure birth registration for children of unmarried fathers

The Centre for Child Law (CCL) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) are appealing a High Court judgment that failed to find section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act unconstitutional.

The CCL and LHR have amassed cases that relate to the barriers faced by children born to unmarried fathers to have their births registered. In essence, these children's births cannot be registered due to impediments in the Act and its Regulations. The Centre and LHR are particularly concerned that section 10 of the Act and regulation 12, which prevent unmarried fathers from registering births of their children unless their mothers are present.

For more please see the press release below:

Press Release

 

 

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