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Perspectives on the Legal Guardianship of Children in Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Uganda

  • Rofiah Ololade Sarumi
  • Ann Strode
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Social Work book series (BRIEFSSOWO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rofiah Ololade Sarumi, Ann Strode
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rofiah Ololade Sarumi, Ann Strode
    Pages 25-40
  4. Rofiah Ololade Sarumi, Ann Strode
    Pages 41-58
  5. Rofiah Ololade Sarumi, Ann Strode
    Pages 59-64
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 65-73

About this book

Introduction

This brief reference surveys the national policy of three representative African countries on the legal guardianship of children who are without parents or families. Focusing on the widely varying legal systems of Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Uganda, the authors highlight guardianship as emblematic of the continent’s shortcomings in child protection laws. The book’s key objective is bridging the communal aspects of traditional African society with the global standards set forth by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international entities. To this end, the three frameworks discussed here are compared and their strengths and limitations evaluated as applied to child protection standards in terms of core guardianship issues:

  • Holders of parental authority and responsibilities
  • Appointment of a legal guardian
  • Who qualifies as a legal guardian?
  • Responsibilities of a legal guardian in relation to the child
  • Termination of guardianships

The primary audience for Perspectives on the Legal Guardianship of Children in Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Uganda includes academics, researchers, and students in the fields of children’s rights, human rights, legal guardianship, and international law. It will also prove a useful reference for NGOs that focus on children’s rights, social workers and practitioners operating within the context of these three countries, professionals working within the African human rights system, and governmental law- and policymakers.

Keywords

Children's rights in Africa Legal guardianship of children in Africa African regional human rights Guardianship of children in South Africa Guardianship of children in Uganda Guardianship of children in Cote D'Ivoire protection of orphans and vulnerable children Children's Act of South Africa Family and caregiving in Africa Legal parents termination of guardianship

Authors and affiliations

  • Rofiah Ololade Sarumi
    • 1
  • Ann Strode
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Postgraduate Legal StudiesUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre for Postgraduate Legal StudiesUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76559-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76558-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76559-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3104
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3112
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