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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"
 
United Nations Guidelines on Justice in Matters involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime
Guidelines by the United Nations

United Nations Resolution on Human Rights in the administration of justice, in particular juvenile justice
March 2009
 

African Charter

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

Hague Convention

Hague Convention on Abduction
Abduction

Hague Convention on Adoption
Adoption