Child Labour Case Study

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In curbing the global issue of child labour in 1992, the ILO has established the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) with the objective of progressively eliminating child labour through international assistance principally to governmental projects. IPEC principally works to eradicate the worst forms of child labour by cooperating with governments and by making recommendations that do not have the force of law. From 2006-2007, IPEC has conducted over 173 actions against child labour around the world . Through IPEC programmes and projects in promoting primary education and helping families out of poverty, many children are saved from becoming child labours, In addition, IPEC also prepares resources and guidelines…show more content…
Despite the fact that the law on child rights has been passed in many countries, there is lack of enforcement in some countries because of alleged inconsistencies with their religion and culture. Child labour is a heavy issue that continues to grow and affects more than ten million children each day. Child labour has existed for millennia, and although it has morphed with new technologies and growing industries, the nature remains the same. The practice of child labour is not a major problem in Malaysia . However, recent studies suggest it remains an issue in rural and small sector industries. The nature of child labour in certain areas makes it difficult for the existing legislation to have any major impact. Although the Malaysian government has made many efforts through legislation to lessen the amount of child labour that occurs within the country, they still have not completely succeeded in enforcing it due to the existing lacunae in the legislation…show more content…
There is no specific provision that explicitly prohibit and punish such acts committed by persons other than the child’s parents, guardian or extended family. This would be a severe loophole in our law as it allows persons other than the child’s parents, guardians or extended family to commit the crime. Even though it is arguable that such provisions need to be read together with other acts and regulations such as the Penal Code (Act 574), it only exacerbate the problem. Section 377E of the Penal Code prohibits any person from inciting a child under the age of 14 years to any act of gross indecency with him or another person. However, it can be observed that section 377E only extends this prohibition to the case of children who are under the age of 14 years old. Hence, children who are 14 or young person will not be protected and maybe a victim of becoming a sex

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