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International Documents on Corporate Responsibility

Edited by Stephen Tully

International Documents on Corporate Responsibility includes the principal international, regional and national instruments drafted by intergovernmental organisations or states as well as codes of conduct formulated by industry associations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations. The coverage includes the fields of human rights, international criminal and environmental law, labour standards, international trade, armed conflict, sustainable development, corruption, consumer protection and corporate governance. Each document is accompanied by a brief explanatory commentary outlining the historical origins of the instrument, the principal actors involved, controversial negotiation issues, applicable implementation procedure, and identifies further reference material.
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Chapter 29: ILO: Convention No 182 (1999) Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (entry into force 2000)


Commentary: See further, Recommendation No 190 (1999) concerning the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. On the position of employers, see IOE General Council (1996), Resolution on Child Labour, 73rd Session, Geneva. On joint IOE/ILO initiatives, see IOE/ILO (1998), ‘An Employer’s Handbook on Child Labour: A Guide for Taking Action’, Geneva; IOE/ILO (1999), ‘An Employer’s Initiative for Ratification of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 1999 (No 182)’, Geneva. For academic commentary, see Krug N.J. (1998), ‘Exploiting child labour: corporate responsibility and the role of corporate codes of conduct’, New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, 14, 651–76. Article 1 Each Member which ratifies this Convention shall take immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour as a matter of urgency. Article 2 For the purposes of this Convention, the term child shall apply to all persons under the age of 18. Article 3 For the purposes of this Convention, the term the worst forms of child labour comprises: (a) all forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labour, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict; the use, procuring or offering of a child for prostitution, for the production of pornography or for pornographic performances; the use, procuring or offering of a child for illicit activities, in...

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