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Name: Children's Act [No. 38 of 2005].
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005
Entry into force:
ISN: ZAF-2005-L-77167
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line South African Government Information, 164 pages PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2013-08-08)
Abstract/Citation: Gives effect to certain rights of children as contain in the Constitution. Sets out principles relating to the care and protection of children. Defines parental responsibilities and rights. Makes further provision regarding children's courts. Prohibits child abduction and trafficking and gives effect to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the UN Protocol to Prevent Trafficking in Persons.
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