General Comment on Article 6 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

This General Comment is addressed to all stakeholders who play a role in the implementation of the African Children’s Charter and especially the rights embedded in Article 6. This includes agencies of States parties – Parliaments and judiciaries, civil society organizations, academics, legal practitioners, and civil registry authorities. This General Comment’s main objectives are to explain the principles contained in the rights provided for under Article 6 and to give the above stakeholders guidance on its implementation in practical sense.

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was established with a mandate to promote and protect the rights enshrined in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children’s Charter).

Published 2015-01-07

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