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The Centre for Child Law  was established in 1998 and is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. The Director of the Centre is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards the establishment and promotion of the best interests of children in South Africa through litigation, advocacy, research and education.

The Centre is registered as a Law Clinic and through strategic impact litigation aims to set legal precedent to improve and strengthen laws pertaining to children.

University of Pretoria Faculty of Law

 

Latest Judgments & Reports

20 November 2018

 Learners at Special- Needs Schools - Research Brief. The Management of and Rights of Learners at Special-Needs Schools  
Read the report here 

 

 

 

26 September 2018

 

 Ex Parte Molantoa and Others (Centre for Child Law as amicus curiae). When is it appropriate to appoint a curator ad litem to assist children in claims against the Road Accident Fund?  
Read the judgment here

 

 

Upcoming Cases and Events

          

7 September 2018

 Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited and Others - Protecting the identities of child victims, witnesses and offenders  

Supreme Court of Appeal - Bloemfontein

 

 

 
 


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Latest News

10 October 2018

JOIN OUR SCHOOL CAMPAIGN!

Autism South Africa, Down Syndrom South Africa and the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities have received hundreds of complaints from parents of children with disabilities, who are currently out of school. These parents have shared the difficulties they face when trying to enrol their children into school.

These organisations are now working on collecting information to present to the national Department of Education in order to demand that they place your and all other children with disabilities into school.

In order to do this we need you to fill in a form telling us about your child and how long your child has been out of school.

For more please see the information document below:

Information document 

Link to form: Click here

 

COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED CHILDREN'S COURT RULES AND FORMS 

The Rules Board for Courts of Law (Rules Board) resolved to develop the rules for the Children's Courts of the country. In order to carry out such task, a Task Team was established to investigate, research, review and recommend the draft rules for consideration and approval by the Rules Board.

The draft rules and forms recommended by the Task Team were approved by the Rules Board for the purpose of inviting submission of comments. The proposed Children's Court Rules and Forms have been released for comment. Comments are to be submitted by 7 December 2018. Please see below for more information:

Invitation for submission of comments

Memorandum on objects of the rules

The draft Children's Court Rules

The draft Children's Court Forms

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