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Title:The foundations of rights in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: a historical and philosophical account
Author:Kaime, ThokoISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:African Journal of Legal Studies (ISSN 1708-7384)
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:119-136
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
international agreements
children's rights
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/221097312x13397499737029
Abstract:This article examines the culturally-based critiques of the international human rights paradigm generally and children's rights in particular, with specific reference to Africa. In this regard, the paper identifies gaps in the analyses of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Following the introduction, it situates the discussion within the general framework of children's rights at international law. In the next section, it turns to an examination of the culture-based critiques of the idea of universal rights. In subsequent sections, it analyses the documents and literature that focus on the rights and welfare of the child. In the concluding section, the author raises several important questions regarding the propriety of this special category of human rights in the African context. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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