ACERWC is an African Union Organ mandated to monitor the implementation of the Charter as well as promote and protect children’s rights in Africa.
The Committee holds sessions to deliberate on issues and undertake its mandates.
State reporting is an intergral and important part of the mechanism for monitoring, implementation of and compliance with international and regional human rights treaties.
A communication is a complaint that can be submitted before the Committee regarding an alleged violation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Charter) against a State Party.
The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child undertakes various missions to States.
Day of the African Child (DAC) was instituted in 1991 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU in memory of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa.
ACERWC is mandated “to cooperate with other African, international, and regional Institutions and organizations concerned with the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of the child.”
This Section provides a complete overview of Studies, Publications, and Woking documents of ACERWC
Africa’s Agenda for Children: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children elaborates on the vision of Agenda 2063 in respect of children.
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.
The Day of the African Child (DAC) was instituted in 1991 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU
The Committee holds two ordinary sessions each year.
The 40th Ordinary Session of ACERWC will be held from 23rd Nov - 1st Dec 2022