The status of the implementation of the African Children’s Charter: A ten-country study
Edited by Elvis Fokala, Nkatha Murungi and Mai Aman
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About the publication
In 2020, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) celebrates 30 years since its adoption.
To date, 50 African States have ratified the ACRWC, and 28 have submitted the initial report, 12 have submitted both initial and periodic reports to the African Committee of Experts on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) on the implementation of the ACRWC and have received recommendations from the ACERWC.
To ascertain the extent of children’s rights protection in Africa, the Centre for Human Rights was commissioned to undertake a study on the implementation of the ACRWC in 10 countries, namely: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Sudan and Tanzania.
In-country researchers were engaged to collect data using desk-based research to obtain information consisting of literature, documents and online sources that was then thematically analysed.
Table of Contents
List of contributors
1 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE STUDY
Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude & Nkatha Murungi
3 BURKINA FASO
Sawadogo Lamoussa Carol
Polycarp Forkum & Elvis Fokala
Kennedy Kariseb & Samuel K Amoo
Alphonce Paul Mbuya