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  • 1. Group Members: Thomas Gummer Wai Yen Ng Soon Lee Tan Ian Kah Jun Wong International Child Labour Regulations; Pros and its Successfulness
  • 2. What is child labour? Child Labour International Regulation  Sustained/regular use of a minor for labour (often hazardous)  United Nations Convention On The Rights of the Child (CRC)  International Labour Organisation (ILO) What key international regulations exist?
  • 3. Pros of International Child Labour Regulation  Minimum age of employment Source: Handbook for Parliamentarians No 3 (2002) – Eliminating the Worst Form of Child Labour
  • 4. Pros of International Child Labour Regulation  Health and Safety Issues o “Between 1993 and 2002, four children were killed whilst working on farms in the UK” [UNICEF] http://www.unicef.org.uk/publications/pdf/ECECHILD2_A4.pdf  Deprivation of Education  Deprivation of Leisure  Ancillary risks; Trafficking Children often develop swollen fingers and aching backs working in cramped conditions. [BBC NEWS]
  • 5. Pros of International Child Labour Regulation  Protection against Violence Source: Video obtained from http://www.voiceseducation.org/category/tag/convention-rights-child
  • 6. Evaluation of its successfulness Proportion of Working Children aged between 5 - 14 Africa Approximately 41% Asia Approximately 21% Latin America Approximately 17% Oceania Approximately 10% Source: ILO Bureau of Statistics (1998).  Failure to solve poverty
  • 7. Evaluation of its successfulness  Enactment of Treaties/Conventions (state supremacy)  Lack of enforcement (agencies/bodies)
  • 8. Conclusion  Numerous Organisations/Conventions/ International Regulations aimed at preventing child labour exist but….  The battle continues!