Child Rights' Convention and Its Implementation
Prof. Ravinder Rena
University of the Western Cape; Polytechnic of Namibia; Papua New Guinea University of Technology
December, 26 2008
Indian Ocean Digest, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 1-11, January-December, 2007
Child labour is one of the severe problems faced by developed and developing economies. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted on 20 November 1989 and entered into force on 2 September 1990. Nevertheless the challenges faced by the children remained the same. In some of the African and Asian countries children are exposed to vulnerable conditions due to various economic, social, cultural and political problems. This paper provides a general overview of the impact of poverty on child labour and child soldier. An attempt is made in this article to highlight and critically examine the problems of children in many developing countries. An attempt is also made to highlight what may be termed as tentative children issues and lessons emerging from Africa and India.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Poverty, Child labour, child soldier, Child rights' convention, Africa, India
JEL Classification: Q18, Q23Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 27, 2008
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