n African Human Rights Law Journal - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child : an update : recent developments

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Charter) is the first comprehensive regional children's rights treaty specifically dedicated to the protection of children in Africa. A number of reasons, which could stand scrutiny, are forwarded to justify the need for a separate regional instrument, given the existence of the widely ratified and acclaimed United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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