oa Article 40 - Editorial

Volume 7 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 2 EDITORIAL On 16 June 2005, South Africa celebrated the 10th anniversary of its ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On 22 June 2005 the National Assembly passed the Children's Bill. Does this mean we have any hope of the Child Justice Bill being passed in 2005? Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Bill has been placed on the parliamentary agenda for the near future. This begs the question whether the political will to ensure rights and a separate justice system for children, which was so evident in the mid- 1990s, has dissipated and children ..

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