FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1 JULY 2016
Centre for Child Law Celebrates Director's Election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
The Centre for Child Law congratulates its director, Professor Ann Skelton, on her election to the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child in New York. Prof Skelton was nominated by the South African government as a candidate for the position in March this year and elected on 30 June 2016.
Prof Skelton is recognised in South Africa and internationally as a foremost expert and a skilful advocate for the promotion, protection and fulfilment of children's rights. She has been a child right's lawyer for over 25 years and has spent her career using the law as a means to advance children's rights. Prof Skelton has received several awards of which the Honourary World's Children's Prize, presented to her by Queen Sylvia of Sweden in 2012, is significant as it is decided through a children's vote.
The University of Pretoria has already congratulated Prof Skelton on her achievement in a statement published on their website.