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(KID 410) CHILD LAW 410

KID 410 is presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

In 2009 a final year elective in Child Law was introduced. The Centre co-ordinates this course which falls under Private Law, although it includes lectures on a wide range of topics and – as is always the case with child law – it does not fit neatly into any of the divisions of law. The course attracted about 40 students in its first year. In 2009 the Centre, partnered by CE@UP, offered several certificate courses in Child Law.

Amount of lectures per week: 2 (10 credits)
Course: LLB

Topics covered:

  1. The status of children in South African law
  2. The constitutional protection of children
  3. General principles of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005
  4. Parental responsibilities and rights
  5. Children courts
  6. Adoption and alternative care
  7. International instruments pertaining to children’s rights
  8. Inter-country adoption and international abduction
  9. Children and the criminal justice system

 

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13 March 2017

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The Centre for Child Law supports investigations by Commission for Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities on deaths of child initiates. Read our press release here.

  

8 March 2017

Centre for Child Law attends Wits Law Careers Day

Thanks to Witsies who visited us at the Wits Law Careers Day yesterday. Stanley and David, our candidate attorneys, had many discussions with students aka human rights lawyers in the making.

Wits careers day

 

3 March 2017

Policy on undocumented children is outdated

Following the response to the letter sent by Eastleigh Primary School regarding foreign pupils, the Centre's Deputy Director, Karabo Ozah was interviewed on 702 to comment on the issue.

Listen to this morning's podcast here.

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