Child rights: imprisonment for maintenance defaulters?

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T16:29:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T16:29:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-to-june-2015/child-rights-imprisonment-for-defaulters en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1923
dc.description.abstract Child support is a child's right, and the premise of the maintenance regime in this regard is to protect the child. The current South African maintenance system is flawed, says Isabel Magaya, who reviews the criminal sanctions proposed in the new Maintenance Amendment Bill (2014) to ensure that child maintenance obligations are met. Women in South Africa have great difficulty in obtaining support from those legally obliged to provide maintenance to them or their children. The blatant disregard of maintenance orders results in great hardships for these women and children. Therefore, how the maintenance system deals with recalcitrant defaulters is an important mechanism for endorsing children's rights and ensuring maintenance obligations are met. Non-payment of maintenance is a children's rights issue. en
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dc.subject CHILD SUPPORT GRANT en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject CHILDREN'S RIGHTS en
dc.subject CHILD WELL-BEING en
dc.title Child rights: imprisonment for maintenance defaulters? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.SourceTitle HSRC Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8702 en
dc.PageNumber 9-10 en
dc.outputnumber 7419 en
dc.bibliographictitle Magaya, I. (2015) Child rights: imprisonment for maintenance defaulters?. HSRC Review. 13(2):9-10. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1923 en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Magaya, I. en


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