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Children S Rights In Africa

Author : Julia Sloth-Nielsen
ISBN : 9781317167532
Genre : Law
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This collection is anchored in an African conception of children's rights and the law, and reflects contemporary discourses taking place in the region of the children's rights sphere. The majority of contributors are African and adopt an individual approach to their topic which reflects their first-hand experience. The book focuses on child rights issues which have particular resonance on the continent and the chapters span themes which are both broad and narrow, containing subject matter which is both theoretical and illuminated by practice. The book profiles recent developments and experiences in furthering children's legal rights in the African context, and distils from these future trends the specific role that the law can play in the African children's rights environment.

Children S Rights In Africa

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Children S Rights In Ghana

Author : Robert Kwame Ame
ISBN : 9780739148006
Genre : Social Science
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Children's Rights in Ghana leads the reader into a new world of understanding of the condition of children in Ghana and especially, the evolution of their identity and rights since colonial times. The various contributors bring together historical, socio-cultural and legal and economic explanations and reflections on the position of children in Ghanaian society.-Ellen Aryeetey, Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana.

Children S Lives In An Era Of Children S Rights

Author : Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
ISBN : 9781135071783
Genre : Law
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, marked a turning point in the perception of children in international law and policy. Although it was hoped that the Convention would have a significant and positive impact on the lives of all children, this has not happened in many parts of the world. This edited volume, based on empirical research and Non-Governmental Organisation project data, explores the progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to a lesser extent, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, in nine African countries in the 25 years since it was adopted by the UN General Assembly. The book considers the implementation of the Convention both in terms of policy and practice, and its impact on the lived experiences of children in societies across the continent, focusing on specific themes such as HIV/AIDS, education and disability, child labour, witchcraft stigmatisation, street children, parent-child relationships and child participation. The book breaks new ground in blending legal and social perspectives of the experiences of children, and identifies concrete ways forward for the better implementation of the CRC treaty in the various political contexts that exist in Africa.

The African Charter On The Rights And Welfare Of The Child

Author : Thoko Kaime
ISBN : 9780981442044
Genre : African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
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Law And Childhood Studies

Author : Michael Freeman
ISBN : 9780199652501
Genre : Law
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Offering an insight into the evolving state of law and childhood studies in the modern age, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast to address the key issues informing current debates.

Aspects Of Disalibility Law In Africa

Author : Ilze Grobbelaar-du Plessis
ISBN : 9781920538026
Genre : People with disabilities
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Women Law And Human Rights

Author : Fareda Banda
ISBN : 9781847311832
Genre : Law
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Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations. This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. It is therefore important to examine critically the role of law, broadly constructed, in African societies. The book focuses on women's experiences in the family. This is because the lives of women continue to be lived out largely in the private domain, where the right to privacy is used to conceal unequal treatment of women which is justified by invoking 'custom' and 'tradition'. The book shows how law and its interpretation is used to disenfranchise women, resulting in their being deprived of land and other property which they may have helped to accumulate. It also considers issues of violence within the home, reproductive rights and examines the issue of female genital cutting. The role of women in development is explored as is their participation in politics and the NGO sector. A major theme of the book is a consideration of the linkages of constitutional and international human rights norms with local values. This is done using feminist tools of analysis. The book considers the provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women which was adopted by the African Union in July 2003.

Little Angels

Author : Dr Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter
ISBN : 9781409483854
Genre : Social Science
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Following on from her previous nine books on discrimination law, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter now focuses on the goal of child equality. Examining issues of child labour and the relevant laws which are designed to protect the most vulnerable in our society, the book explores the primary role of legislation and the judicial system and its impact on the fight for child rights and the ultimate goal of the end of inequality. The book considers the major common law countries of Australia and New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination worldwide. By providing a detailed examination of child rights and the law, it will be an important read for those concerned with equality and empowering those most vulnerable to discrimination, the children.

Children And Youth In Armed Conflict

Author : Ann-Charlotte Nilsson
ISBN : 9789004260269
Genre : Law
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This is a book that students and professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds, including from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the medical community, governments, etc., will find to be a valuable resource in their quest to learn more about an area of study that has long been neglected.

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