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Child labour laws are on the move

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  • Writer: Vitit Muntarbhorn
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Migration interfaces with the issue of child labour in many ways. It can be an internal or a cross-border movement. It can be voluntary or forced _ the latter is often linked with the group known as internally displaced persons (not having crossed a frontier) and refugees (crossing or having crossed a frontier in search of protection). 

The phrase "migrant workers" denotes a cross-border situation. Yet the status of people, including children on the move, varies from documented/regular (coming with the relevant papers/visas) to undocumented/irregular.

The precarious situation facing children in employment and migration is particularly acute in the informal sector _ such as in regard to child domestic workers, children in agriculture and in various harmful occupations _ at times on the fringes of the law.

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