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Joint General Comment of the ACHPR and the ACERWC on Ending Child Marriage

The aim of this Joint General Comment is to elaborate on the nature of State Party obligations that arise from Article 6(b) of the Maputo Protocol and Article 21(2) the African Children’s Charter, both of which prohibit child marriage, this Joint General Comment describes legislative, institutional and other measures that should be taken by States Parties to give effect to the prohibition and to protect the rights of those at risk or affected by child marriage.

The aim of this Joint General Comment is to elaborate on the nature of State Party obligations that arise from Article 6(b) of the Maputo Protocol and Article 21(2) the African Children’s Charter, both of which prohibit child marriage, this Joint General Comment describes legislative, institutional and other measures that should be taken by States Parties to give effect to the prohibition and to protect the rights of those at risk or affected by child marriage.

To read the full comment, refer to www.fhr.org.za/index.php/download_file/1348.

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