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Title:A Note on the Laws Against Child Abuse in Botswana
Authors:Shumba, Almon
Moorad, Fazlur
Year:2000
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Volume:14
Issue:2
Pages:172-177
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:child abuse
Law, Human Rights and Violence
law
children's rights
legislation
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula014002/pula014002005.pdf
Abstract:This note outlines and critiques the laws that protect children against sexual, physical and emotional abuse in Botswana. It compares the Botswanan laws with international laws that protect the rights of children the world over, notably the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1992). In Botswana children are protected against abuse by the Children's Act of Botswana (1981). However, both the Penal Code (section 26) and the Customary Law Act (section 7) allow for the infliction of corporal punishment on child offenders under the age of 18. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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