African Charter On The Rights And Welfare Of The Child, 1990

Sectors : Employment and Training, Human Rights
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“Article 15: Child Labour
1. Every child shall be protected from all forms of economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.

2. States Parties to the present Charter take all appropriate legislative and administrative measures to ensure the full implementation of this Article which covers both the formal and informal sectors of employment and having regard to the relevant provisions of the International Labour Organization's instruments relating to children, States Parties shall in particular:
(a) provide through legislation, minimum wages for admission to every

(b) provide for appropriate regulation of hours and conditions of employment;

(c) provide for appropriate penalties or other sanctions to ensure the effective
enforcement of this Article;

(d) promote the dissemination of information on the hazards of child labour to all sectors of the community.”