oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Promoting children's socio-economic rights through law reform - the proposed Children's Bill : children's socio-economic rights

Volume 4 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... Promoting children's socio-economic rights through law reform - The proposed Children's Bill Julia Sloth-Nielsen The constitutional protection of children's rights in section 28 of the 1996 Constitution and South Africa's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have provided the impetus for redrafting legislation affecting children, to give effect to constitutional and international law commitments. In 1997, the South African Law Commission (the Commission) was mandated to investigate and review the Child Care Act, 74 of 1983, and to make recommendations to the Minister of Social Development on its reform. Consequently, after a six-year period ..

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