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    International child labour_regulations International child labour_regulations Presentation Transcript

    • International Child Labour Regulations; Pros and its Successfulness
      Group Members:
      Thomas Gummer
      Wai Yen Ng
      Soon Lee Tan
      Ian Kah Jun Wong
    • 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?
    • Pros of International Child Labour Regulation
      Minimum age of employment
      Source: Handbook for Parliamentarians No 3 (2002) – Eliminating the Worst Form of Child Labour
    • Pros of International Child Labour Regulation
      Health and Safety Issues
      “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
    • Pros of International Child Labour Regulation
      Protection against Violence
      Source: Video obtained from http://www.voiceseducation.org/category/tag/convention-rights-child
    • Evaluation of its successfulness
      • Failure to solve poverty
      Source: ILO Bureau of Statistics (1998).
    • Evaluation of its successfulness
      Enactment of Treaties/Conventions (state supremacy)
      Lack of enforcement (agencies/bodies)
    • Conclusion
      Numerous Organisations/Conventions/ International Regulations aimed at preventing child labour exist but….
      The battle continues!