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Title:Surveying the research landscape to promote children's legal rights in an African context
Authors:Sloth-Nielsen, JuliaISNI
Mezmur, Benyam D.
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:children's rights
Abstract:This article identifies research themes and topics of special relevance to the furtherance of children's rights in the context of Africa in order to sharpen and strengthen the capacity to promote good practice and promising solutions. The article surveys an array of possibilities for research to promote the implementation of children's rights in an African context. It explores issues including assessing law reform processes in support of child rights in an African context; mainstreaming rights-based approches in general legal frameworks; strengths and weaknesses in legal approaches to children's rights issues; culture, customary law and children's rights; socioeconomic rights; strategies for enhancing child participation in legal and policy processes; the role of the judiciary, courts and national monitoring mechanisms; and regional mechanisms and children's rights. The article incorporates information from a number of different African jurisdictions, comparing and contrasting efforts at child reform in respect of children's rights. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]