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Law, Culture, Tradition and Children's Rights in Eastern and Southern Africa

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ISBN13: 9781840140477
ISBN: 184014047X
Published: September 1998
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This volume tries to address the diverse and varied issues which arise from the ""normative consensus"" reflected in the standards of the international human rights law on children's rights, when measured and evaluated against the normative cultural and social orders found in individual countries.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Africa
Contents:
Prospects and challenges in eastern and southern Africa - the interplay between international human rights norms and domestic law, Welshman Ncube
the African cultural fingerprint? the changing concept of childhood, Welshman Ncube
domestic application of international human rights norms - protecting the rights of the girl-child in eastern and southern Africa, Bart Rwezaura
reconstructing the image of the girl-child, Janet Kabeberi-Macharia
the duty to hear the child - a view from Tanzania, Bart Rwezaura
the right of the child to participate in decision making - a perspective from Zambia, Chuma Himonga
consent and compensation - the sexual abuse of girls in Zimbabwe, alice himonga
revaluating law, tradition, custom and practice - custody and access to non-marital children in Zimbabwe, Welshman Ncube
custody and guardianship of children in Botswana - customary laws and judicial practice within the framework of the Children's Convention, Athaliah Molokome, Keletso Mokobi
the best interests of the child and child labour in Lesotho, Puleng Letuka
searching for a child centred adoption process - the law and practice in Uganda, Jennifer Okumu-Wengi
female genital mutilation and the rights of the girl-child in Kenya, Janet Kabeberi-Macharia
gender, norms, cultural values and the right to education - the example of three schools in Manhica District of Mozambique, Lucena Muianga
law, culture and children's rights in eastern and southern Africa - contemporary challenges and present-day dilemmas, Bart Rwezaura.