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Chad host the Day of the African Child
Published | June 17th, 2019

Under the Patronage of H.E. Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, the Continental Commemoration of the Day of the African Child on the theme “Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights First”, was held in Ndjamena on 16 June, in the presence of the First Lady Mme Hinda Deby Itno. 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES NEEDED.
Published | November 28th, 2018

Consultancy services needed for the continental study on the status of harmonization of laws of children in Africa with international and regional child rights instruments. For more Information Kindly Check the ‘Call for Applications‘ and ‘Vacancies‘.


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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child draws its mandate from articles 32-46 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, which was adopted by the Heads of State and Government of the OAU on 11th July 1990 and came into force on 29th November 1999.

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ACERWC concludes its follow up Mission in Zimbabwe

The ACERWC is undertaking a follow-up mission on the status of implementation of its Concluding Observations and Recommendations to the Government of Zimbabwe. The Mission started on 12 June and will culminate on 15 June 2019. During the Mission the Committee is having consultations with representatives of the relevant Ministries, UN agencies and CSOs.

Appeal to the President of South Sudan to end death penalty against children

The Committee has learned with dismay from recent media and other reports that the Government of South Sudan has been executing persons who were below the age of 18 at the time of the commission of the crime, and that a number of children and lactating women are currently on the death row. Pending the […]

ACERWC Follow-up Mission in Ethiopia

In line with State Parties reporting obligations, the Committee will conduct a follow-up mission to assess Ethiopia progress in implementing its concluding observations on 16-17 October, 2018 in Addis Ababa. 

ACERWC and ACHPR adopt their first ever Joint General Comment

The Committee and The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) adopt their first ever Joint General Comment on Ending Child Marriage.

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