The State Advisors of the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor (IL) provide legal advice on South African contractual practices, procedural matters relating to the conclusion of agreements, including instruments of ratification/accession, powers, presidential protocols and certification agreements. The contract section facilitates access to the South African Contract Register, an interactive database that allows users to retrieve data on South African agreements. provide an information service; processes, binds and seals all agreements; is the custodian of all initial agreements South Africa is a party to (1) What international agreements and/or conventions does South Africa have with respect to (a) young people, (b) children and (c) persons with disabilities, in particular with regard to the United Nations and the African Union,2) whether the principles of such agreements and/or conventions have been incorporated into South African law; if not, why not; If so, what legislation? N98E (2) There are indeed a number of conventions that deal specifically with the rights of the child, which are reflected in the list. At present, there is no legally binding international agreement and/or convention specifically concerning young people. So far, the international community has failed to agree on the definition of “youth”. Nor is there currently a legally binding international agreement or convention, particularly for persons with disabilities. The “UN Standards on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities”, which are not binding, are the applicable guideline and negotiations are under way to develop a convention on the subject. South Africa is actively participating in these negotiations. ANSWER: (1) There are a large number of international agreements/conventions which in one way or another concern young people, children and persons with disabilities, since human rights are universal as inherent rights of every human being. These conventions will contain provisions which, although not specifically addressed to young people, children or persons with disabilities, confer certain rights on them on the basis that they are human beings.

An unused list of these conventions is provided (see list below). . Protocol on the Prevention, Suppression and Suppression of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Punishment Mr. VC GORE (ID) INVITES FOREIGN MINISTERS: Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War International Convention to Combat Terrorist Bombings. . . . .