Child Labor and Human Rights

Child Labor and Human Rights : Making Children Matter

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The International Labor Organization estimated in 2000 that, of the approximately 246 million children engaged in labor worldwide, 171 million were working in situations harmful to their physical development. Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive child labor, the pros and cons of a rights-based approach to the problem, and specific strategies for effecting change. They make an indispensable contribution to the growing effort to abolish abusive and exploitive child labor practices.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 33mm | 771.12g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 158826324X
  • 9781588263247
  • 2,564,161

Table of contents

Introduction - B.H. Weston; Clarifying the Problem; Rethinking Child Labor: A Multidimensional Human Rights Problem - B.H. Weston and M.B. Teerink; Defining Child Labor as if Human Rights Matter - J. Ennew, W.E. Myers, and D. Plateau; Child Labor and Human Rights: Lessons in History - H. Cunningham and S. Stromquist; The Standards-Based Response of the World Community; Child Labor Standards: From Treaties to Labels - H. Cullen; Translating Standards into Practice: Confronting Transnational Barriers - S.L. Bachman; Translating Standards into Practice: Confronting Local Barriers - M.F.C. Bourdillon; Case Studies; Combating Child Labor in Tanzania: A Beginning - D. Mmari; Combating Child Labor in the Philippines: Listening to Children - V.V. Rialp; Combating Child Labor in Brazil: Social Movements in Action - B. Rodrigues dos Santos; Toward Progressive Change; Abolishing Child Labor: A Multifaceted Human Rights Solution - B.H. Weston and M.B. Teerink; Conceiving Child Labor in Human Rights Terms: Can It Mobilize Progressive Change?; - D.M. Post; Working Children as Change Makers: Reflections from the South - V. Karunan; Shifting Views on Child Labor: The Practice of IGOs - B. White; NGOs in the Struggle Against Child Labor - L.S. Wiseberg; Earning and Learning: Tensions and Compatability - S.L. Bissell; Trade-Based Strategies to Combat Child Labor - F.J. Garcia and S. Jun; Conclusion: Contributor's Consensus; Bringing Human Rights to Child Labor: Guiding Principles and a Call To Action.
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About Burns H. Weston

Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. His numerous books in the field of human rights include Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action and The Future of International Human Rights; he is also coeditor of the award-winning International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook.
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