... the child, due to the needs of his physical and mental development
requires particular care with regard to health, physical, mental, moral and
social development, and requires legal protection in conditions of freedom,
dignity and security.
Preamble to the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the ChildParagraph
This quotation above shows clearly that children's rights deserve the same level of
attention in the human rights discourse like the rights of every other categories of
persons protected especially minority groups. Hence, it motivated this work on the
African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the
Committee) mandated to ensure the promotion and protection of the rights of
children in Africa. The current state of affairs within and outside the work of the
Committee has begun to pose a threat to the rights enshrined in the African
Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in which many individuals, entities
and organisations are seeking ways to ensure a viable Committee with all the
necessary expertise to fulfil its mandate.
The purpose of this work is to appraise the mandate of the Committee, seek out the
loopholes and loose ends and propose positive and proactive ways in ensuring the fulfilment of the mandate of the Committee for an effective child rights promotion and protection in Africa.
The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, which complements the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, would then be working in accordance with the CRC's Preamble:
The child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and
brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity.
Preamble to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - Paragraph 7
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