A report on statutory child protection in Mozambique

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Report on statutory child protection in Mozambique       


This report is a legislative analysis of the care and protection of children in Mozambique. The analysis involves a literature review on the current state of legislative protection for children in the country as well as of various consultative processes carried out between August and December 2003 in the south, centre and north of the country. The review examines policies and policy-implementation that seek to actualise the rights of children as expressed in the Constitution and various international and regional instruments. Amongst the various achievements that have been made in this respect, it is also the case the laws have weaknesses, inasmuch as certain aspects of the rights of the child are not properly addressed; these aspects include child prostitution and the trafficking of children.

Note that this report is in Portuguese.