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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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      13 March 2018

      Centre for Child Law & Children's Institute make joint oral submissions on the Traditional Courts Bill

      On 14 March 2018 The Centre for Child Law and the Children's Institute will make joint oral submissions to the 
      Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development on the Traditional Courts Bill.

      The CCL and CI welcmoe numerous changes that have been made to the latest draft of the Bill. We note with
      appreciation that the latest version of the Bill underlines that participation in traditional court proceedings is
      voluntary; and creates mechanims for 'opting out' of the traditional court system.

      The CCL and CI also welcome the express commitment of the Bill to the constitutional rights enshrined in chapter 2
      of the South African Constitution.

      The CCL and CI submit that the Bill needs to be further strengthened to ensure that children's rights are adequately
      protected in proceedings of Traditional Courts. In light of existing social norms and the profound violation of children's rights
      across the country, there is a need for vigilance and strong accountability systems to ensure that people tasked with protecting
      children do not abuse their power.

      Read the submissions here.



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