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South Sudan | 2008 Child Act

According to Elizabeth Quaye, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) officer-in-charge in Juba: "The South Sudan Child of Act of 2008 is a good example of how South Sudan has made efforts to domesticate the [Convention of the rights of the Child] CRC even though there are still some challenges in the implementation of their national legislation. To cement these efforts and to ensure greater investment, the Republic of South Sudan needs to demonstrate to the rest of the world its commitment to its children by ratifying the CRC.”

In South Sudan child marriage (under the age of 18) remains prevalent. One of the rights afforded to children under the convention is the Right to Protection from Marriage.




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