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Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lusophone Africa

A Socio-Legal Perspective

Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lusophone Africa
  • Year of publication 2016
  • 270 pages
Author:Aquinaldo Célio Mandlate
Series:Comparative African Legal Studies (volume 2)
Categories: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Law International law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐500‐1 | paperback | 1st edition | € 55.00 / $ 74.25 / £ 58.30

The Comparative African Legal Studies series aims to profile research in the fields of children, youth, families, gender, disability, education and socio-economic rights. It focuses on contemporary issues in African development, with human rights as a backdrop.

In this book, the author investigates the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Children's Charter in Portuguese speaking jurisdictions in Africa, which ratified these treaties more than 20 years ago. He critically analyses laws, policies, infrastructure, and oversight mechanisms established to advance children's rights, and assesses both gains made and possibilities for improvement in areas such as juvenile justice, family law, children's right to education, and child marriage. This book contains the first ever systematic comparative study focusing on implementation of children's rights law by any Lusophone researcher. Its findings will be valuable for scholars as well as policy and law makers, lawyers, social workers, and NGO-practitioners.

Target group

Lawyers and practitioners in the field of human rights, lawyers and practitioners in the field of children's law