4th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition
The Centre for Child Law successfully hosted its 4th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition on 13 and 14 September 2013. The aim of the competition is to develop in law students an awareness of children's rights and child law and expose them to problem solving and litigation in the field of child law.
The hypothetical case for this year's competition centered on the extradition and sentencing of young offenders, the teams engaged in lively and insightful written and oral submissions and also showed themselves to be well prepared and thoroughly interested in the case. The competition was attended by teams representing 6 Universities: the University of Cape Town, Rhodes University, North West University, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria and the University of the Western Cape.
The final round was held at the North Gauteng High Court in the Palace of Justice, with Judge Jody Kollapen presiding with Magistrate Daniel Thulare and Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh of Lawyers for Human Rights. The University of Johanesburg and North West University argued before the final bench and the University of Johannesburg emerged as winners of the competition.
For more information see the statement below:
Children at the centre: A guide tothe registration of Child and Youth Care Centres
Despite the fact that the Children's Act 38 of 2005 has been in operation for nearly three years, many child care facilities (including facilities previously referred to as children's homes) have not registered as child and youth care centres as prescribed by the Act.
The Centre saw the need to provide some assistance in the registration process and therefore put together a practical manual on registration of Child and Youth Care Centres.
The aim of this manual is to provide practical guidance to child care facilities through clarifying the registration requirements and procedures to be followed and through addressing the 'frequently asked questions'.
"[A]ll the facilities recognised the importance of registration but were, without exception, crippled by the lack of information on the registration requirements and procedures..."
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