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By Julia Sloth-Nielsen

This assortment is anchored in an African notion of kid's rights and the legislations, and displays modern discourses happening within the quarter of the kid's rights sphere. nearly all of members are African and undertake a person method of their subject which displays their first-hand adventure. The booklet specializes in baby rights concerns that have specific resonance at the continent and the chapters span topics that are either large and slim, containing material that's either theoretical and illuminated via perform. The booklet profiles fresh advancements and studies in furthering kid's criminal rights within the African context, and distils from those destiny developments the categorical position that the legislations can play within the African kid's rights setting.

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Article 21(2) of the ACRWC specifically relates to the African customary practice of child betrothal and marriage, and interrelates with other clauses in the treaty, such as article 27 on sexual exploitation, article 11 on education, article 3 on discrimination, article 5 on the right to survival and development, and article 14 on health.

While it is not a court, it has been able to make remarkable pronouncements that have guided the interpretation of human rights norms in Africa. In Legal Resources Foundation v Zambia,12 for instance, the Commission declared that ‘international treaties which are not part of domestic law and which may not be directly enforceable in the national courts, nonetheless impose obligations on state parties …’. Equally significant was The Law Offices of Ghazi v Sudan,13 where the complainant was stopped by state security officials from travelling to Blue Nile State to deliver a human rights lecture.

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