The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is a group of individuals of high moral standing, integrity, impartiality and competence in matters of the rights and welfare of the child which are mandated to monitor and report on the fulfillment of child rights in Africa.
What we do:
- Receive and consider State Party Reports on compliance with the provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and issue general recommendations to State Parties.
- Receive and consider individual complaints of violations by State Parties of Charter rights and express its views as to the presence or absence of a violation or violations.
- Undertake investigative or fact‐finding missions in countries which are State Parties in the context of systematic or gross violations of child rights.
- Interpret the provisions of the Charter and set rules, principles and standards governing children’s rights and welfare in Africa through general comments, resolutions and declarations.