National legislation - Acts

Adoption Code of Angola (Unofficial Translation)

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Adoption Code of Angola

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This Adoption Code of Angola is the unofficial English translated version, which was translated from French.

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Angola Family Code - French

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Angola Family Code - French version

Description: A French version of the Angola Family Code

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Children Act 05 - Zimbabwe

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“AN ACT to provide for the establishment of children’s courts; to make provision fort he protection, welfare and supervision of children and juveniles; to provide for the establishment, recognition and registration of certain institutions and institutes for the reception and custody of children and juveniles and for the treatment of children and juveniles after their reception in such institutions and institutes; to require the contribution by certain persons towards the maintenance of children and juveniles; to provide for the adoption of minors; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.”  

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Children Act 08 of 2009 - Botswana

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“An Act to make provision for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child; for the promotion of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development and general well-being of children; for the protection and care of children; for the establishment of structures to provide for the care, support, protection and rehabilitation of children; and for matters connected therewith.”

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Children's Act 38 - South Africa

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“To give effect to certain rights of children as contained in the Constitution; to setout principles relating to the care and protection of children; to define parentalresponsibilities and rights; to make further provision regarding children’s courts;to provide for the issuing of contribution orders; to make new provision for theadoption of children; to provide for inter-country adoption; to give effect to theHague Convention on Inter-country Adoption; to prohibit child abduction and togive effect to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction; to providefor surrogate motherhood; to create certain new offences relating to children; andto provide for matters connected therewith.”

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Children's Act No. 8 - Kenya

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“AN ACT of Parliament to make provision for parental responsibility, fostering, adoption, custody, maintenance, guardianship, care and protection of children; to make provision for the administration of children’s institutions; to give effect to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and for connected purposes.”

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Children's Amendment Act 41

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“To amend the Children's Act, 2005, so as to insert certain definitions; to provide forpartial care of children; to provide for early childhood development; to makefurther provision regarding the protection of children; to provide for preventionand early intervention; to provide for children in alternative care; to provide forfoster care; to provide for child and youth care centres and drop-in centres; and tocreate certain new offences relating to children; and to provide for mattersconnected therewith.”

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Children's Protection and Welfare Act, 2011

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Children's Protection and Welfare Act, 2011

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‘The objects of this Act are to extend, promote and protect the rights of children as defined in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child, the 1990 African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and other international instruments, protocols, standards and rules on the protection and welfare of children to which Lesotho is a signatory.’

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Guardianship of Minors Act - Zimbabwe

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Law 27 of 2001 Relating to the Rights and Protection of the Child Against Violence (Rwanda)

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Law 27 of 2001 Relating to the Rights and Protection of the Child Against Violence  

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Promulgated on 28 April 2001. It covers a wide range of children’s rights and criminalises forced marriage of a child below the age of 21.

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