Africa Rights Talk Podcast Series

The UNCRC and its practical implications in the African context 

In conversation with Adv Karabo Ozah

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities. The guiding principles of the Convention include non-discrimination; adherence to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and the right to participate.

Upon commemorating 30 years of the existence of the UNCRC, and in conversation with  Ms Karabo Ozah, the Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria, this episode explores and measures the impact of the UNCRC and its relevance in the African context. In this conversation, Karabo makes an important comparison between the UNCRC and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. She shows the link of cultural relativism in relation to the concept of children’s rights in the African setting.

This conversation was recorded on 27 November 2019.

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