oa Article 40 - Children's views on the Child Justice Bill hearings

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 6 In the process of drafting the Child Justice Bill and Report on Juvenile Justice, the South African Law Commission undertook a comprehensive consultation with children. Their responses were used to shape the Bill and this was the first time that children's voices were accessed in the drafting of legislation that affects their lives. The Child Justice Alliance followed this ground-breaking consultation with further investigations into the views of children on the final Bill and the present criminal justice system. It is therefore fitting that at the public hearings on the Bill before the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee, a ..

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