oa Article 40 - Launch and implementation of the Child Justice Act

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



With South Africa's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), various obligations relating to the protection of children and their rights have been incurred. These obligations included the establishment of laws, procedures, and institutions to address the issue of children in conflict with the law. After more than a decade of drafting, deliberating, advocating and lobbying the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 (the Act) was finally signed into law by the then President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe and published in the Government Gazette during May 2009. The implementation date was set for 1 April 2010.

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