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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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      23 October 2017

      Court outlaws "reasonable chastisement" defence to corporal punishment of children in the home

      "Parents should think twice about lifting their hands to their children; those who hit children will no longer be able to plead special defence in court if criminally charged. 

      The Gauteng High Court, Joburg, ruled on Thursday that the defence of reasonable chastisement was not in line with the constitution and no longer applied in law. 

      The judgment did not create a new offence, as hitting a child, whether your own or someone else's, has always been assault under the country’s criminal law." - Zelda Venter

      Read more of Zelda Venter's article here .

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      Zita and Ann from CCL outside court on the day the judgment was handed down. CCL represented three of the parties in the matter. Download the judgment here .

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      Prohib of corporal punishment in Africa

      Read stats on corporal punishment in Africa here .

       

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