The Committee is mandated by the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to do the following:
- – Receive and consider State Party Reports on compliance with the provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and issue general recommendations to State Parties.
- – Receive and consider individual complaints of violations by State Parties of Charter rights and express its views as to the presence or absence of a violation or violations.
- – Undertake investigative or fact-finding missions in countries which are State Parties in the context of systematic or gross violations of child rights.
- – Interpret the provisions of the Charter and set rules, principles and standards governing children’s rights and welfare in Africa through general comments, resolutions and declarations.