2 December 2016: Investing in children's rights
On Monday 5 December 2016, the Centre for Child Law launched two publications concerning government investment in child rights.
Two recent cases considered whether government was planning, budgeting and spending adequately for children's rights to basic education and to social services.
The Centre monitored what kind of progress government has made in that regard by commissioning two reports. The reports were presented for the first time by their authors at the launch. Please contact us should you like electronic versions of these reports.
28 November 2016: How are child rights monitored in South Africa?
Child rights are not monitored independantly in South Africa. But this needs to change. A coalition of NGOs suggested to the United Nations earlier this year that the South African government should address this gap in protection for children.
On 29 November 2016, the Centre hosts a lecture around the independent monitoring of child rights in South Africa. The Child Rights Commissioner for Flanders, Belgium - Bruno Vanobbergen, will share his region's experienecs in monitoring child rights. Thereafter government and civil society will take the discussion forward.
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