n African Human Rights Law Journal - Regional Symposium on Harmonisation of Laws on Children in Eastern and Southern Africa, 9-10 May 2007 : recent developments
|Article Title||Regional Symposium on Harmonisation of Laws on Children in Eastern and Southern Africa, 9-10 May 2007 : recent developments|
|© Publisher:||Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)|
|Journal||African Human Rights Law Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||276 - 282|
From 9 to 10 May 2007, the African Child Policy Forum (AFCPF), supported by UNICEF, Eastern and Southern Africa Office (UNICEF-ESARO), organised a Regional Symposium on Harmonisation of Laws on Children in Eastern and Southern Africa (Symposium). This Symposium was preceded by a project that studied the extent to which 18 countries in the Eastern and Southern African region had harmonised their laws on children with the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Charter). The Symposium brought together about 70 children's rights experts, academics and advocates from over 15 countries. This is in addition to experts from regional and international organisations such as UNICEF and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Committee). In attendance were Mr Jean Baptiste Zougrana, who is the Chairperson of the African Children's Committee, Professor Jaap Doek, who is a former Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN Children's Committee) and Dr Laila Gad, the Director of Social Affairs at the African Union (AU) Commission.
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