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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 October 2018

JOIN OUR SCHOOL CAMPAIGN!

Autism South Africa, Down Syndrom South Africa and the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities have received hundreds of complaints from parents of children with disabilities, who are currently out of school. These parents have shared the difficulties they face when trying to enrol their children into school.

These organisations are now working on collecting information to present to the national Department of Education in order to demand that they place your and all other children with disabilities into school.

In order to do this we need you to fill in a form telling us about your child and how long your child has been out of school.

For more please see the information document below:

Information document 

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COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED CHILDREN'S COURT RULES AND FORMS 

The Rules Board for Courts of Law (Rules Board) resolved to develop the rules for the Children's Courts of the country. In order to carry out such task, a Task Team was established to investigate, research, review and recommend the draft rules for consideration and approval by the Rules Board.

The draft rules and forms recommended by the Task Team were approved by the Rules Board for the purpose of inviting submission of comments. The proposed Children's Court Rules and Forms have been released for comment. Comments are to be submitted by 7 December 2018. Please see below for more information:

Invitation for submission of comments

Memorandum on objects of the rules

The draft Children's Court Rules

The draft Children's Court Forms

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