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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)


Regulations relating to Children's Courts and International Child Abduction, 2010

Chapter IV : International Child Abduction

20. Court appearances


The Chief Family Advocate or a Family Advocate must appear on behalf of an applicant in any court proceedings that may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of the Hague Convention, where the applicant does not—

(a) qualify for legal aid in terms of the Legal Aid Act, 1969  (Act No. 22 of 1969),  read with Article 25 of the Hague Convention; or
(b) wish to appoint a legal representative of his or her choice.