The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that its Director of the Centre for Child Law
, Adv Karabo Ozah
, was appointed by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola MP, to serve on the Advisory Committee of the South African Law Reform Commission's Project 100D on Care of and Contact with Children (incorporating Family Dispute Resolution).
Adv Ozah's appointment is in terms of section 7A(1)(b)(ii) of the South African Law Reform Commision Act 19 of 1973.
The terms of reference of this investigation is to advance recommendations for the further dcevelopment of a family justice system that will:
a) be orientated to the needs of all children and families;
b) foster early resolution of disputes; and
c) minimise family conflict.
Ozah has dedicated her legal career to using the law to make a difference, in particular to ensure that children's constitutional rights are advanced and protected.
In the words of Dean Elsabe Schoeman, 'this is fantastic news and the Faculty of Law congratules Adv Ozah on this prestigious and responsible appointment, corroborating her expertise in Child Law in South Africa and the world.'