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INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol).

The African charter on the rights and welfare of the African child, OAU DOC. CAB/LEG/24. 9/49 (1990).

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (1989).

The United Nations Guidelines for the appropriate use and conditions of alternative care for children. (2009).

The United Nations Guidelines on Justice in Matters involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime. (2005).

United Nations Guidelines for Action on Children in the Criminal Justice System. (1997).

United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty. (1990).

Flavian Zeija Flavian’s experience in juvenile justice dates back to 1998. He was a private legal practitioner under the leading law firm of Kwesigabo, Bamwine and Walubiri Advocates, 19982001, where he represented juveniles in courts of law and handled child maintenance cases as well as divorce cases involving children rights. In 2003, he founded a law firm called Zeija, Mukasa and Co. Advocates. He has been part of this law firm as a partner from 2003 until March 2016 when he was appointed by the Judicial Service Commission and the President of Uganda as a judge of the High Court. He was approved by parliament of Uganda in May 2016.

Flavian was at the same time a lecturer and later a senior lecturer in Makerere University Business School from 1998 to 2016. He was due for promotion to the rank of associate professor when he was appointed as a judge of the High Court. He was the head of the Department of Business Law at Makerere University Business School before he was appointed as a judge. He was also a member of the university council, the top policymaking body of the university for 8 years where he represented academic staff as their elected representative. Makerere University is the only university in sub-Saharan Africa in the global ranking of the best 1000 universities in the world. It was part of the University of London from 1923 until 1962 when Uganda gained independence from Britain. He is an author of a book entitled Employment Law in Uganda, where the problem of child labour was amplified. He has written a series of journal articles and book chapters.

 
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