LEGISLATION APPLICABLE TO WHAT WE DO
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- DOJ on the Family Advocate
- DOJ on the Hague Convention
- DOJ on Children’s Act
- DOJ on the rights of vulnerable groups
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The vision of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ & CD) is an accessible justice system in a vibrant and evolving constitutional democracy. The Department’s main strategic goals are to enhance organisational performance on all aspects of administration in line with set standards, meeting and exceeding the needs and aspirations of key stakeholders, facilitate the (effective and efficient) resolution of criminal, civil, and family law disputes by providing accessible, efficient and quality administrative support to the courts; and effectively and cost-efficiently provide state legal services that anticipate, meet and exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.
Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
South Africa ratified the Convention in 1996 and the Act came into operation on 1 October 1997. The Convention’s main object is to enforce rights of custody over a child(ren) who has been wrongfully removed to or kept in a foreign country in breach of those rights and to secure the prompt return of the child(ren) to South Africa …more
The Children’s Act is a piece of law which consists of 22 chapters and gives effect to certain rights of children as contained in the Constitution. It sets out principles relating to the care and protection of children. It also defines parental responsibilities and rights …more
Various topics, including HIV and AIDS, Human Rights and Access to Justice, Frequently Asked Questions on LBGTI (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender & Intersex) …more
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