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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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12 April 2017

Centre for Child Law in case to protect community

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The Centre for Child Law is Third Respondent in a case concerning the eviction of a school and a community from private land. Hearings started yesterday and will continue until Thursday 13 April 2017.

Case name: Botha N.O. v MEC for Education, Western Cape

- CCL's Heads of Argument here.
- CCL's press release here.
- Read Groundup article here

 

11 April 2017

CCL candidate attorney applications open until 20 April 2017

Read the job advert here. Applications close 20 April 2017.

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