The domestication of international law standards on the rights of the child with specific reference to juvenile justice in the African context.
The thesis focused on how the advent of children's rights, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has impacted on the subject of juvenile justice and embarked on a practical examination of law reform in this regard in an African context. The focus was placed on a number of African countries that have embarked on or completed child law reform in the aftermath of ratification of the CRC. The case studies in this thesis were Ghana (1998-2003), Kenya (1993-2001), Namibia (1994 to date), Lesotho (2003 to date), South Africa (1997 to date) and Uganda (1992-1996).
School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:convention on the rights of child 1989 children international law legal status laws etc africa juvenile justice administration
Date of Publication:01/01/2005