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Harmonisation of Children's Laws in West and Central Africa

Harmonisation of Children's Laws in West and Central Africa

The harmonisation of laws research seeks to audit and review the level of alignment of national laws with international and regional standards, carried by AcPf. This publication is a compilation of country briefs which is an update of preceding harmonisation research done in 19 countries in eastern and Southern Africa. As the briefs indicate, there have been some key positive developments in the domestication of children’s rights in Africa even though most countries face significant implementation challenges. The research establishes that a number of gaps remain between ratification, domestication into national legislation and practical implementation of the laws and policies adopted upon ratification.The harmonisation of laws research seeks to audit and review the level of alignment of national laws with international and regional standards, carried by AcPf. This publication is a compilation of country briefs which is an update of preceding harmonisation research done in 19 countries in eastern and Southern Africa. As the briefs indicate, there have been some key positive developments in the domestication of children’s rights in Africa even though most countries face significant implementation challenges. The research establishes that a number of gaps remain between ratification, domestication into national legislation and practical implementation of the laws and policies adopted upon ratification.

Date

25 February 2018

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English

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