Posted on February 26, 2020
The Director of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Child Law, Advocate Karabo Ozah, has been appointed by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 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).
Project 100D on Care of and Contact with Children is investigating and making recommendations on how to make the family justice system more oriented towards addressing the needs of all children and families; how to foster early dispute resolution and in turn minimise family conflict, said Adv Ozah. This includes exploring the use of mandatory mediation in family law disputes, she added.
“I am honoured to be appointed and excited about the work,” said Adv Ozah.
Adv 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.
The advisory committee’s work includes “research and facilitating national workshops to obtain input from stakeholders”.
“The inputs will be used to inform the final product that will be a proposed Bill,” said Adv Ozah.
Dean of UP’s Faculty of Law Professor Elsabe Schoeman applauded Adv Ozah on her appointment.
“This is fantastic news, and the Faculty of Law congratulates Adv Ozah on this prestigious and responsible appointment, corroborating her expertise in Child Law in South Africa and the world,” said Prof Schoeman.
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