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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Article 40, Volume 16, Number 2 - December 2014

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The Children’s Rights Project, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape
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In this issue, the first feature is on South Africa’s reporting obligations in terms of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child – with a focus on the Child Justice System. The second feature, Christina Nomdo, Blanche Rezant, Loraine Townsend, and Samantha Waterhouse provide an overview of RAPCAN’s Child Witness Project which advocates for a child rights based approach in the criminal justice system for child victims of sexual abuse. The feature provides, among others, a justification for the project and the aims of the project.The third feature, which concludes this edition, is by Anna D. Tomasi, Advocacy Officer for the Defence for Children International, elaborating on the call for a global study of children deprived of liberty.