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Normative images of the family for Africa: the UN Convention and the African Charter on the rights of the child

Ulrike Wanitzek

Africa Spectrum, 2007, vol. 42, issue 2, 275-300

Abstract: This article intends to contribute to the understanding of normative images of the family which are contained in international and regional human rights instruments. All the African states with the exception only of Somalia are parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989, and three quarters of all African states are parties to the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of 1990. As a consequence these states are under the obligation to implement the provisions of those treaties. Both treaties stress the importance of the family for the protection of the rights and best interests of children. The article explores which norms of the family are expressed, and how the relationship between the protection of the family on the one hand and the individual rights of its members, especially the children, on the other hand is shaped in the treaties.

Date: 2007
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