oa Article 40 - SA presentation to UN CRC - setting the agenda for transformation

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



On 16 June 1995, South Africa ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child,without reservations. This international convention provides a comprehensive framework for the protection of children's rights. By ratifying the Convention,South Africa is obliged, among other things, to ""recognise the right of every child alleged as, accused of, or recognised as having infringed the penal law to be treated in a manner consistent with the promotion of the child's sense of dignity and worth, which reinforces the child's respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of others and which takes into account the child's age and the desirability of promoting the child's reintegration and the child's assuming a constructive role in society"".

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