SAM_5848 - CopyThe 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.