Academic Programmes: LLB Elective
(KID 410) CHILD LAW 410
KID 410 is presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
In 2009 a final year elective in Child Law was introduced. The Centre co-ordinates this course which falls under Private Law, although it includes lectures on a wide range of topics and – as is always the case with child law – it does not fit neatly into any of the divisions of law. The course attracted about 40 students in its first year. In 2009 the Centre, partnered by CE@UP, offered several certificate courses in Child Law.
Amount of lectures per week: 2 (10 credits)
- The status of children in South African law
- The constitutional protection of children
- General principles of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005
- Parental responsibilities and rights
- Children courts
- Adoption and alternative care
- International instruments pertaining to children’s rights
- Inter-country adoption and international abduction
- Children and the criminal justice system
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23 March 2017
Open Society Justice Initiative publishes report on quality education
The Open Society Justice Initiative published a report titled Strategic Litigation Impacts: Equal Access to Quality Education. The report, written by Ann Skelton, draws comparative insights from practice in Brazil, India and South Africa.
Commissioned by the Justice Initiative and the Open Society Foundations’ Education Support Program, the report is the second in the Justice Initiative’s four-part series of qualitative studies exploring the impacts of strategic litigation in addressing critical human rights problems around the world. Access the report here.
13 March 2017
The Centre for Child Law supports investigations by Commission for Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities on deaths of child initiates. Read our press release here.