Nomination of members of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The African Union Commission would like to inform Member States that the terms of offices of six (6) members of the ACERWC is coming to an end in July 2015. The Election of the new six (6) members will be conducted during the 27th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council scheduled in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2015. State Parties to the Charter are invited to submit their nominations of candidatures before 15 April 2015.

Find more in the Note Verbal to Member States below:

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General Comment on Article 6 Launched!

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child launched its General Comment on Article 6 of the African Children’s Charter, during the 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration, in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire.

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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in April 2013, adopted a General Comment on Article 6 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the African Children’s Charter). Article 6 of the African Children’s Charter recognizes three interlinked rights, namely the right to a name, to acquire nationality and birth registration, and imposes an obligation on State Parties to take legislative measures to prevent statelessness among children.

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Launching of General Comment on Article 6

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) will launch its second General Comment on Article 6 of the African Children’s Charter on February 11, 2015, alongside the Third Conference of African Ministers of responsible for Civil Registration (09-13 February) in Yamoussoukrou.

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Article 6 of the African Children’s Charter recognizes three interlinked rights, namely the right to a name, the right to birth registration and the right to acquire a nationality. Article 6 (4) imposes an obligation on State Parties to the Charter to ensure that their constitutional legislation recognize the principles according to which a child shall acquire the nationality of the State in the territory of which he/she has been born. With a view of explaining the principles included in the article and obligations of State Parties in implementing the provision, the ACERWC, in April 2013, adopted a General Comment on this particular Article.

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Download the ACERWC Newsletter-Vol1N002-Dec 2014

ACERWC Tribune Vol1No002-December 2014

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Press Statement Advocacy Mission in Central African Republic

Download below the Press Statement following the Advocacy Mission in CAR (15-20 December, 2014) to advocate for an improved protection and response to children affected by the conflict on children.

Communiqué de Presse Mission de plaidoyer du Comité Africain d’Experts sur les Droits et le Bien-être de l’Enfant en RCA- 20 Décembre 2014

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