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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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10 December 2018

CENTRE FOR CHILD LAW 20 YEAR CELEBRATION

On 5 to 7 December 2018, the Centre for Child Law celebrated 20 Years of litigation, research & advocacy in order to advance child law and children's rights in South Africa.

The Centre held a conference that was attended by partners and friends nationally, regionally & internationally. The conference was a success and pictures will be placed on the website in due course.

The Centre also produced a publication to commemorate this milestone. The publication is titled "20 Years of Imagining Children Constitutionally: Strategic Litigation and Advocacy for Children's Rights in South Africa". The publication provides descriptions and insights into the Centre's cases, at all levels of the superior courts. It also provides a description of the Centre's advocacy, research & academic work.

To access the publication please see the link below:

CCL 20 Year Publication -

Part 1

Part 2

 

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