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Ninth Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition 2018

The Centre for Child Law successfully hosted its 9th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition on 19 and 20 October 2018.

Winning TeamThe aim of the competition is to develop in law students an awareness of children's rights and child law and expose them to problem-solving and litigation in the field of child law.

This year’s competition dealt with the question of whether the legal framework regulating protest action in South Africa sufficiently enables or protects children’s participation in protests. The competition was attended by teams representing 9 Universities: the University of the Western Cape, Walter Sisulu University, North West University, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of South Africa and Stellenbosch University. 

The final round was held at the High Court, Pretoria in the Palace of Justice, with Judge Jody Kollapen presiding with Advocate Emma Webber and Advocate Jatheen Bhima. The University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University argued before the final bench and the University of the Witwatersrand emerged as winners of the competition.








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10 December 2018


On 5 to 7 December 2018, the Centre for Child Law celebrated 20 Years of litigation, research & advocacy in order to advance child law and children's rights in South Africa.

The Centre held a conference that was attended by partners and friends nationally, regionally & internationally. The conference was a success and pictures will be placed on the website in due course.

The Centre also produced a publication to commemorate this milestone. The publication is titled "20 Years of Imagining Children Constitutionally: Strategic Litigation and Advocacy for Children's Rights in South Africa". The publication provides descriptions and insights into the Centre's cases, at all levels of the superior courts. It also provides a description of the Centre's advocacy, research & academic work.

To access the publication please see the link below:

CCL 20 Year Publication -

Part 1

Part 2


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