oa Article 40 - Fulfilling Article 40 of the CRC under the Tanzanian Law of the Child Act 2009 - the case of Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta Lulu v Republic (of Tanzania)

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



States Parties obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) include the harmonisation of all laws concerning children, to ensure their compatibility with the provisions of both the CRC and the ACRWC. Many African states including Tanzania have in recent years embarked on a law reform process in response to the recommendations of the CRC Committee in terms of Article 4 of the CRC, which provides: 'States Parties shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized in the present Convention.' Similarly, the ACRWC in article 1 obliges States Parties to 'adopt such legislative or other measures as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Charter.'

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