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The Centre for Child Law is based in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. The official launch of the Centre was held in October 1998. The Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation.

 The Centre benefits from the funding and support of the following donors in 2017:

  • University of Pretoria
  • Claude Leon Foundation
  • Constitutionalism Fund
  • Elma Foundation        
  • Open Society Foundation South Africa
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • RAITH Foundation

 

 

Director

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Prof Ann Skelton

 
 

Deputy Director

Karabo Karabo Ozah

 
 

Senior Attorney

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Anjuli Maistry

Junior Attorney

 

Litha Stwayi

Administrator

 
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Pontso Phahlane


Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

Zita Hansungule

 

 
Candidate Attorneys

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Stanley Malematja

 

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David Mtshali

Sebastian Mansfield-Barry

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Latest News

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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