This website is a repository of information about law-reform initiatives on children’s rights in the Eastern and Southern African regions. As such, the site features a host of freely downloadable legal documents such as Bills, Acts, case law and research relating to the various countries in these regions; the site also contains a library of key regional and international instruments.
Lesotho enacts Children's Protection and Welfare Act
On 8 June 2011 the Parliament of Lesotho passed the country’s Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill into law. This is a remarkable achievement in light of the fact that this Act will now replace the outdated Children’s Protection Act of 1980. Approximately five years of process took place in order to see the realisation of this key piece of legislation to advance the rights of children in...