This research focuses on the role that International Human Rights Law, policy and legislation should play in the protection of the rights of internally displaced children against child marriage. This thesis examines international treaties and domestic laws that purport to prohibit the
practice of child marriage with particular attention to laws relating to the protection of internally displaced children (IDPs).
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa).
Prepared under the supervision of Dr Lana Baydas at the Department of Law, American University in Cairo, Egypt.
29 October 2007
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2007.