"A child's best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child"
— Section 28(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
Centre for Child Law
The Centre for Child Law was founded in 1998 and is officially recognised as a Law Clinic by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in South Africa through strategic impact litigation, education, research and advocacy.
The Director of the Centre is Prof Ann Skelton, the Centre also has 2 in-house attorneys and a monitoring, evaluation and communications team.