oa Article 40 - Child Justice law reform developments in Africa and international standards on the rights of the child

Volume 6 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 8 Introduction With the exception of Somalia, which remains a signatory, all African States have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) (CRC). The majority of these states have submitted their initial reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body responsible for monitoring the compliance of states with the CRC. Furthermore, the 1990 OAU African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Charter) offers complementary and in some instances higher international standards on the rights of the child. Examples of child law reform initiatives For a ..

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