Child Rights' Convention and Its Implementation

Indian Ocean Digest, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 1-11, January-December, 2007

8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2008

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Ravinder Rena

Papua New Guinea University of Technology; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; North-West University; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: December, 26 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Poverty, Child labour, child soldier, Child rights' convention, Africa, India

JEL Classification: Q18, Q23

Suggested Citation

Rena, Ravinder, Child Rights' Convention and Its Implementation (December, 26 2008). Indian Ocean Digest, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 1-11, January-December, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1320545

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