Child Labour

Implementation of Human Rights: A Ray of Hope to Stop Child Labour

Prof. G. B. Mane


Literacy about the human rights and the increasing awareness about childrens problems and needs gave way to the convention that children have rights, the same full spectrum of rights as adults; civil, political, social, cultural and economic. As a result of all these conventions, expressed as the conventions of the rights of the child, are entered into international Law on, 2nd September 1990. This convention has been ratified by Indian government also.

Though the government made many laws related to the issue of child labour, the problems especially of bonded child labour and children working in hazardous industries remains as it is. In India many children work as wage labourers. They are exploited both by parents and by the employers. As a result they are deprived of education, joy of childhood and many other liberties. It affects their development of personality, creativity and health. Child labour was employed to extreme levels of difficulties through most of history but due to public dispute with advent of universal schooling, with the changes in working conditions during industrial revolution and with the emergence of the concepts of workers and children rights major changes have been taken place.

      The government of India passed several legislative measures to prohibit or improve the working conditions of child labour. Child labour Act-1986, National Policy on child labour – 1987, National authority for Elimination of child labour – 1994 and supreme- court directions – 1996 were some significant steps in this direction. The objective of the present research paper is to check whether the awareness of human rights is helpful to prohibit the problem of child labour or to improve the working condition of the child labour.

Implementation of Human Rights: A Ray of Hope to Stop Child Labour


Literacy about the human rights and the...