n African Human Rights Law Journal - Surveying the research landscape to promote children's legal rights in an African context

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



This article represents an initial attempt to identify research themes and topics of special relevance to the furtherance of children's rights in the African context in order to sharpen and strengthen our capacity to promote good practice and promising solutions. It surveys an array of possibilities for research to promote the implementation of children's rights in an African context. A number of theme areas are detailed, spanning from general legal reform processes and children's participation therein, to matters of social and economic policy in so far as they feed into the implementation and advancement of children's socio-economic rights. The article incorporates information from a number of different African jurisdictions, comparing and contrasting efforts at child reform in respect of children's rights.

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