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Law review: South Africa’s progress in realising children’s rights

South Africa’s 20-year anniversary of the start of democracy is a good moment to take stock of progress in realising children’s rights, and to flag challenges in need of attention. This review of South African laws aimed at realising children’s rights was done to assess whether these laws have been designed and are being implemented in compliance with international and constitutional law. It focuses on children’s rights to birth registration; basic nutrition; social assistance; basic education; special protection when in conflict with the law; protection from violence; and appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment. Produced in partnership with Save the Children South Africa. | Download


I was impressed by your work at the Children’s Institute. I have also with great interest read your Child Gauge for 2010/2011.

Marianne Borgen, Norwegian MP, May 2012

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