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Author Sarumi, Rofiah Ololade, author
Title Perspectives on the legal guardianship of children in Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Uganda / by Rofiah Ololade Sarumi, Ann Strode
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 73 pages) : digital ; 24 cm
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Series SpringerBriefs in social work, 2195-3104
SpringerBriefs in social work
Note Introduction -- Audit of the Frameworks for the Regulation of Legal Guardianship of Children Under International Law -- Models on the Guardianship Children in Africa -- Analysis of the Different Models for the Guardianship of Children in Africa -- Concluding Analysis and Recommendations
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 Cote 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 Cote 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
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Subject Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Africa
Guardian and ward -- Africa
Custody of children -- Africa
Guardian and ward -- Cote d'Ivoire
Guardian and ward -- South Africa
Guardian and ward -- Uganda
Social Sciences
Social Work
Children, Youth and Family Policy
Public International Law
Alt Author Strode, Ann, author
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