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First International Children's Rights Moot 2014

The University of Leiden (Netherlands) and UNICEF hosted the first International Children's Rights Moot from 18 to 20 November 2014.  

2014-11-20 Leiden Moot

The moot was part of the Children's Rights week organised by the University of Leiden, UNICEF and the city of Leiden to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The University of Pretoria's team mentored the Centre's attorneys, Karabo Ngidi and Carina du Toit, won the prize for Best Applicant. The team members were Stephen Buabeng Baiboo and Thandeka Khoza, both second year law students.

 

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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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