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International law and domestic human rights litigation in Africa - Magnus Killander (editor)

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The role of international law in the development of children’s rights in South Africa: A children’s rights litigator’s perspective (Chapter 10). Karabo Ngidi

 

United Nations

United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child
An international convention that has been ratified by almost all of the nations of the world, including South Africa
 
Committee on the Rights of the Child (United Nations website)
This Committee develops various General Comments relating to the rights of children
 
United Nations Guidelines For The Prevention Of Juvenile Delinquency
A set of international guidelines for nations to guide the prevention of children becoming involved in crime. Also known as the "Riyadh Guidelines"

United Nations Rules For The Protection Of Juveniles Deprived Of Their Liberty
A set of international rules relating to the care and treatment of all children who have been placed in facilities from which they cannot leave at will. Also known as the "JDLs"

United Nations Minimum Rules For The Administration Of Juvenile Justice
A set of international minimum rules for the administration of juvenile justice. Also known as the "Beijing Rules"
 
 

African Charter

African Charter On The Rights And Welfare Of Children
A regional charter ratified by numerous African nations, including South Africa
 
 

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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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