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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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

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ISBN13: 9781840144772
ISBN: 1840144777
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback
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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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.