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International Children's Rights

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Union is an international organization consisting of member states in the African continent. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which protects human rights and basic freedoms in the African continent, entered into force on 21 October 1986. 

Commentary on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Scholarly commentaries provide article-by-article analysis of a convention, including citations to relevant cases, travaux préparatoires (preparatory works), and other documents. 

Jurisprudence

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was adopted on 1 July 1990 and entered into force on 29 November 1999. Malawi is a party to this regional treaty. 

Additional OAU/AU treaties can be found here: African Union - OAU/AU Treaties, Conventions, Protocols & Charters

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) promotes and protects the rights enshrined in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, monitors the implementation and ensures protection of the rights enshrined in the Charter, and interprets the provisions of the Charter.