Global and National Goals for Every Child: Progress and Disparities among Children in South African Child Rights context

This report discusses the regulatory framework governing CSOs in South Africa and their relationship with the government. It assesses national laws, policies and regulations against international and regional benchmarks such as the Busan Partnership Agreement and Principles, the relevant regional human rights instruments, and South African case law where applicable. The analysis in this report focuses on the main tenets of the Busan Principles as they relate to the Rights of the Child. By extension, the analysis also focuses on the main tenets of four (4) other fundamental rights, namely: the right to freedom of association; freedom of expression; right to information and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The report will zero in more on the Child Rights context and some of the complexities related thereto.