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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Criminal Justice System

  • When do minimum ages protect or limit children’s rights? What is meant by capacity and free and informed consent? How can greater rights recognition rather than age thresholds better protect children from abuse?

  • 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.

  • This report is an update to the situational analysis of children in prison in South Africa prepared by the Community Law Centre in 1997.