Updating child labor regulations 21st century

Read More Children's Rights Report (August 2007) (PDF, 1.85MB) The long awaited national Law for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents was enacted in 2005 to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Argentina in 1990.

In addition to adopting comprehensive protective measures for children, it lays the groundwork for a juvenile justice system, calls for institutionalized children to be integrated back into society, and establishes mechanisms to protect children from abuse and exploitation.

China's domestic legislation also provides protection for a wide range of children's rights. Few accurate statistics could be obtained directly from the official source.

In practice, enforcement of the treaty obligations and the legislative declarations remains a huge problem.

Back to Top The growth of children’s rights as reflected in international and transnational law has transformed the post-war legal landscape.

This overview describes some of the major global and regional legal instruments that have contributed to this transformation, as well as specific relevant provisions in broader human-rights related instruments and in international agreements on child protection and placement.

It is one of the many legal research products that are frequently generated by expressed request of a member of the United States Congress.

The major global and regional legal instruments of the twentieth and twenty-first century are included in The Law Library of Congress’ , a superior and comprehensive analysis of the significant children’s rights laws.

Each domestic and international is summarized; relevant clauses and language are defined and highlighted; and the effects of each are described.

It is not only of interest to our lawmakers but also in the interest of the public since our legislators are representatives of the people’s interests.

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) instructed the Law Library to compile the individual country studies into one electronic publication to be offered to the nation and the world as a tribute to our youth.

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