oa News and Views for Magistrates - Victory for children's rights

Volume 2004, Issue 09
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Extracted from text ... Victory for children's rights The Pretoria High Court handed down a groundbreaking decision in June which gives children a voice in matters with a direct bearing on their lives, opening a door for them to enter into litigation without first obtaining the permission of their parents. The court ruled that two teenagers may join as parties in a legal dispute regarding their divorced father's right to have access to them. They may engage legal representation and have their opinions considered by the court. The ruling is expected to be applied mostly in cases about custody and access by divorced ..

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