More than two decades after the formal end of Apartheid, a child may be subject to criminal processes for convening a peaceful, unarmed protest.  In her article, Nurina highlights the importance of the right to protest for children and the obligation on the state to respect, protect and fulfil the right to protest specifically taking into account children’s interests. Through a description of the #SJC10 case, the article highlights the manner in which the criminalisation of peaceful protest by the Regulation of Gatherings Act fails to take into account the best interests of children and violates the right to protest.

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