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LLM in Child Law (04250099)

The LLM in Child Law is presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

The LLM programme co-ordinated by the Centre was restructured in 2009 and is now largely focused on practical outputs, current case law and recent developments in all aspects of child law in
South Africa. There are three modules that examine child law in the context of private law, criminal law and constitutional and international law. Practical exams for each of the modules are conducted in the form of a moot court.

Lectures for the course-work masters are presented after hours over a two year period and in addition to the modules, a mini-dissertation is completed. The new and improved approach to postgraduate learning has been met with great approval.

Modules as part of the  LLM Child Law

    • Aspects of Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law pertaining to Children (SSK 802)
    • Aspects of Private Law pertaining to Children (PLC 801)
    • Constitutional and International Law pertaining to Children (GIK 801)

    The following coursework LLM degrees are offered by the Department of Private law:

    • LLM Child Law (04250099)
    • LLM Law of Contract (04250100)
    • LLM Private Law: General (04250085)
    • LLM Private Law: Estate Law (04250086)
    • LLM Private Law: Family Law (04250087)


       

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      Prof Skelton starts at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 

      In May 2017, Professor Skelton attends her first session as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (“UNCRoC”) in Geneva, Switzerland.

      Prof Skelton was elected to the Committee in June last year after being voted in by a majority of member states. Her term of office is for four years, from 2017 to 2021.

      The UNCRoC holds three sessions a year and receives reports from States on their compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The 18 member committee is made up of independent experts from around the world.

       

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