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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.

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May 2017

Prof Skelton starts at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 

In May 2017, Professor Skelton attends her first session as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (“UNCRoC”) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prof Skelton was elected to the Committee in June last year after being voted in by a majority of member states. Her term of office is for four years, from 2017 to 2021.

The UNCRoC holds three sessions a year and receives reports from States on their compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The 18 member committee is made up of independent experts from around the world.

 

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