The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
A socio-legal perspective
The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is Africa’s pre-eminent document on children’s rights. In this book, Thoko Kaime appropriately locates the Charter at the centre of debates on the promotion and protection of children’s rights. He critically examines the role of law in society as he undertakes a socio-legal examination of the Charter. His analysis of the international mechanisms alongside local cultural processes and observations challenges orthodox views on how best to achieve the realisation of children’s rights within African communities. Raising the cultural legitimacy of children’s rights will require a combination of international, national and local strategies. This book makes the case for such an approach and provides a useful framework for conducting this work.
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