ACERWC Case Law Database

About The Case Law Database

The African Child Rights Case Law Database is a collection of judgments from domestic courts in various African countries on cases related to the rights and welfare of children.

The development of this database falls within the framework of a mega project titled ‘The African Children’s Charter Project’ – ACCP, aimed at providing support to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) to fulfill its mandate, and promote children’s rights and welfare in AU bodies and mechanisms among others. This project is realized by a consortium of regional and international non-governmental organizations, with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA, The consortium includes Plan International (, Save the Children International (, the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF,, the Dullah Omar Institute (former Community Law Centre) University of Western Cape ( and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA,