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Children's rights in the South African Constitution

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dc.contributor.author Robinson, J A
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-08T09:51:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-08T09:51:43Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Robinson, J.A. 2003. Children's rights in the South African Constitution. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 6(1):22-79 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html]
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/1953
dc.description.abstract Children were in many respects defenceless victims of discriminatory practices in ‘apartheid South Africa’. In fact, discrimination on the basis of gender, race and other inequalities were inscribed in the social fabric of the previous constitutional dispensation. The constitutional dispensation that came into effect on the 27th April 1994 was therefore designed to innovate social, political and legal structures that would be radically different from those of the country’s past history. In this contribution the impact of the Constitution upon the rights of children are considered. In order to fathom the impact. a general overview of constitutional principles and provisions necessary for the comprehension of the rights of children is provided. Thereafter the rights of children expressly mentioned in the Constitution will be addressed. Attention is also paid to the equal protection and non-discrimination provisions of the Constitution, albeit only indirectly. en
dc.title Children's rights in the South African Constitution en
dc.type Article en


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