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Soc. Sci. 2014, 3(4), 948-961; doi:10.3390/socsci3040948

Regional Frameworks for Safeguarding Children: The Role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

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Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Western Cape 7535, South Africa
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Department of Child Law, University of Leiden, Leiden 2311, The Netherlands
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African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Received: 10 September 2014 / Revised: 5 November 2014 / Accepted: 6 November 2014 / Published: 1 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Developments in Child Protection)
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This article discusses the safeguarding movement in the context of child protection. After providing it’s key principles and precepts, the relevant provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child which link to safeguarding are stipulated, as well as a brief description given of the mandate of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Some aspects of the practical working methods of the Committee are thereafter considered. With reference to the Committee’s interface with non-governmental organisations, some proposals concerning the Committee and the safeguarding movement are put forward. View Full-Text
Keywords: safeguarding; child protection; African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; legislation; states parties safeguarding; child protection; African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; legislation; states parties
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Sloth-Nielsen, J. Regional Frameworks for Safeguarding Children: The Role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Soc. Sci. 2014, 3, 948-961.

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