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Download e-book for iPad: Children's Rights in Africa by Julia Sloth-Nielsen

By Julia Sloth-Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0754648877

ISBN-13: 9780754648871

ISBN-10: 0754689352

ISBN-13: 9780754689355

This assortment is anchored in an African perception of kid's rights and the legislation, and displays modern discourses occurring within the quarter of the kid's rights sphere. nearly all of individuals are African and undertake anyone method of their subject which displays their first-hand adventure. The e-book makes a speciality of baby rights concerns that have specific resonance at the continent and the chapters span issues that are either extensive and slim, containing subject material that's either theoretical and illuminated by means of perform. The ebook profiles contemporary advancements and stories in furthering kid's felony rights within the African context, and distils from those destiny developments the categorical function that the legislation can play within the African kid's rights setting.

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Thus its eradication is imperative for the protection of children’s rights in Africa. State parties’ compliance with this obligation reflects the general policy to substitute life imprisonment for the death penalty. It is regrettable that the ACRWC does not explicitly provide for the implications of life imprisonment for children, akin to the CRC. However, article 5 of the ACRWC obligates states parties to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the survival and development of the child. Life imprisonment would clearly impinge on the development of a child, mentally and physically, and thus would contravene article 17(3) of the ACRWC.

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