Raising a Protective Wall: An Analysis on Child Labour

Eshita Mongia & Aparajita R. Jha*

Published on April 17, 2021 | Manuscript Number: 2021/LKLR/17030 | Page Numbers: 30-39

Abstract: Children are considered as the assets in society because they are our future. However, with the increase in child labour, there is a barrier which stops these children to get the necessities of their life. Child labour has been a pressing concern for the world at large and specifically for the developing countries. Even after the passing of several legislations at both national and international level, we still failed to curb the social evil. The research paper will deal with the causes and impact of child labour. A substantial part of the paper would be analyzing the steps taken by the government and shall search for the reason why even after efforts on the part of the legislature, executive and judiciary that there is a constant rise in the rate of child labour. We will also determine the extent to which the rights of the child are affected because of child labour. The paper would conclude by suggesting the projects that the government can implement to reduce child labour. The work will be accomplished by mostly doing a literature review of the materials that have been written on the same topic.

Keywords: Child labour, Employment, Forced Labour.

*School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Cite as: Eshita Mongia & Aparajita R. Jha, 'Raising a Protective Wall: An Analysis on Child Labour' (2021) 1(1) LKO. L. REV. 30