oa Article 19 - Kenyan law on corporal punishment by parents : case law

Volume 1 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... cases where a defence of reasonable chastisement has been raised in a crime of physical abuse or assault of a child. The effect of the new children's legislation With the coming into force of the Kenyan Children's Act 8 of 2001, the law relating to Kenyan children has been revolutionised. The Act has been lauded as a commendable attempt at domesticating the provisions of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.2 It expands the applicability of the principle of the best interests of the child ..

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