The Sources, Consequences And Remedies Of Child Labour With Observations On The International Labour
The Sources, Consequences And Remedies Of Child Labour With Observations On The International Labour Standards And Indian Legislations
Pritee Dey, Alliance School Of Law, Alliance University
Child labour has been an alarming issue not only in India but all around the globe. The International Labour Organization has formulated many conventions to stop the practice of child labour. India being one of the founding members of International Labour Organization (ILO) ratified the conventions on child labour and also formulated legislations to help prevent the practice of child labour. The causes and sources of child labour in India is deep-rooted in the poor economic conditions of the society and lack of education and awareness in the society, which causes many harmful effects on children who are subjected to child labour like sexual exploitation, abuse and depression. The ILO and UNICEF in their reports claimed that the practice of child labour has seen a decline globally in the last two decades but the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic halted the progress of eliminating child labour. This paper aims to understand the causes and consequences of child labour in relation to International standards and Indian legislations and the remedies to prevent such practice; and also studies the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the child labour workforce in India.