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Asha Bajpai

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199470716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199470716.001.0001

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Right against Economic Exploitation

Right against Economic Exploitation

Child Labour

(p.271) 4 Right against Economic Exploitation
Child Rights in India

Asha Bajpai

Oxford University Press

The phenomenon of child labour, estimates on its magnitude, available statistics, its causes and consequences, girl child labour and domestic child labour are discussed in this chapter. The link between out-of-school children and child labour has been established and all out-of-school children must be treated as child labourers or potential child labour. The evolution of the Policy on Child Labour in India has been traced. The legal regime and the judicial response relating to Child Labour and Bonded Child Labour are analysed. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 is critically reviewed. This chapter includes a section on international legal interventions, strategies and movements on child labour and bonded children. The chapter includes non-governmental organizations, government initiatives, programmes and schemes relating to child labour and bonded labour. The chapter concludes with recommendations for law reform.

Keywords:   child labour, out-of-school children, right to education, girl child labour, domestic child labour, law reform

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