Academic Programmes: LLB Elective
(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)
- The status of children in South African law
- The constitutional protection of children
- General principles of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005
- Parental responsibilities and rights
- Children courts
- Adoption and alternative care
- International instruments pertaining to children’s rights
- Inter-country adoption and international abduction
- Children and the criminal justice system
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20 February 2017
Judgment received in commercial surrogacy case where CCL acted as friend of the court
In 2016, the Centre for Child Law acted as amicus curiae in a matter concerning the legality of a surrogacy facilitation service.
Last week, judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) which confirmed commercial surrogacy is illegal.
Read TimesLive news article here.