ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Child Labour A Global Crisis without a Global Response

a Global Response Francoise Remington THE growth of child labour worldwide is the result of globalisation and we all bear some responsibility for its growth. Consumers, human rights groups,child rights activists, religious or ganisations, politicians, governments, international organisations (such as ILO with its international programme on the elimination of child labour (IPEC), and UNICEF) are joining the world campaign to stop the abuse of exploited children. The most recent example is the 'International Child Labour Elimination Act' introduced by Chris Smith, the chairman of the subcommittee on international operations and human rights, committee on foreign affairs, US House of Representatives, and his co-sponsors, representatives Hyde, Lantos, Moran, Kennedy and Ro-Lehtinen. Introduction of the proposed legislation is a courageous first step which deserves to be applauded and needs more public recognition.

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