Making progress on children’s rights: Evidence and consultation for greater accountability – South Africa reports to international human rights treaty bodies.
Submitted by Isabel Magaya on Tue, 2018-01-23 20:37
Isabel Magaya, a PhD Research Trainee from the Human Sciences Research Council looks at the development of a culture of national reporting to international treaty bodies on South Africa’s efforts to protect the rights of children, how, and why this should be strengthened.
This article first appeared in the HSRC Review | Volume 15 Number 2• April – June 2017 |
Since 2013, South Africa has started to actively engage in reporting processes to international treaty bodies giving an account of how it is safeguarding the rights of children. This emerging trend is a positive development for children’s rights. It demonstrates political will to mainstream children’s substantive rights contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and a willingness to keep pace with international trends in the protection of children’s rights.
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