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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

Benyam Dawit Mezmur

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 November 2020

Children, rights — Individual complaint procedure — Quasi-judicial bodies, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (‘African Children’s Charter’ or ‘Charter’), which is an instrument that forms part of the African human rights system, has gained near continent-wide ratification in Africa. As of January 2020, all Member States of the African Union (AU) have signed the African Children’s Charter and all but six have ratified it, those six being the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo, Democratic Republic of the), Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, and Tunisia. Although progress related...
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