Tackling the Rise of Child labour in Europe: Homework for the European Court of Human Rights

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Title: Tackling the Rise of Child labour in Europe: Homework for the European Court of Human Rights
Authors: Egan, Suzanne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7346
Date: Jul-2015
Abstract: The phenomenon of child labour is on the rise in Europe in the wake of the economic crisis. Specific action in tackling this practice faces a range of challenges including the often hidden nature of the work, cultural attitudes and gendered constructions of the role of children especially in domestic settings. This article explores the range of international standards and efforts made by numerous human rights tribunals aimed at combating the practice, with particular emphasis on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. It concludes that the Court has drawn erratically on its standard methodologies (including the comparative technique) in interpreting Article 4 of the ECHR, thus providing limited guidance to European States in getting to grips with child labour.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright (published version): 2015 British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Keywords: Child labour;European Convention on Human Rights;Forced labour;International Human Rights;International Labour Organisation;Servitude;Slavery
DOI: 10.1017/S0020589315000172
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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