oa De Rebus - Child care bill - best interests of the child?
|Article Title||Child care bill - best interests of the child?|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jul 1983|
|Pages||339 - 342|
|Keyword(s)||Abusive parents, Adoption, Best interests of the child, Child and family welfare, Criminal liability, Criminal sanction, Custody, Legal representation, Medical practitioner, Medical report, National Council, Prevention of ill-treatment and Unlawful removal|
In 1960 the United Nations issued a ""Declaration of the Rights of the Child"" which stated inter alia the following: ""The child shall enjoy special protection and shall be given -opportunities and facilities, by law and other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity.""
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