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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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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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