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33rd Ordinary Session of the Committee.
Published | March 23rd, 2019

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is holding its statutory Ordinary Session from 18-28 March, 2019, at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. During this Session, the Committee will consider States Parties on the implementation of the African Children’s Charter from Benin, Eswatini, Rwanda, Nigeria and Senegal. […]

CONSULTANCY SERVICES NEEDED.
Published | November 28th, 2018

Consultancy services needed for the continental study on the status of harmonization of laws of children in Africa with international and regional child rights instruments. For more Information Kindly Check the ‘Call for Applications‘ and ‘Vacancies‘.


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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.

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Appeal to the President of South Sudan to end death penalty against children

The Committee has learned with dismay from recent media and other reports that the Government of South Sudan has been executing persons who were below the age of 18 at the time of the commission of the crime, and that a number of children and lactating women are currently on the death row. Pending the […]

ACERWC Follow-up Mission in Ethiopia

In line with State Parties reporting obligations, the Committee will conduct a follow-up mission to assess Ethiopia progress in implementing its concluding observations on 16-17 October, 2018 in Addis Ababa. 

ACERWC and ACHPR adopt their first ever Joint General Comment

The Committee and The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) adopt their first ever Joint General Comment on Ending Child Marriage.

The Committee issues a decision on the Communication against Mauritania

Pursuant to Article 44 of the African Children’s Charter, a communication/complaint was lodged before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on 15 December 2015.

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