August 16, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan H. Bitensky of Michigan State University College of Law discusses the error of the court's holding that using child abuse to make children do their chores cannot be forced labor ... Pity the poor children of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, for they have come ...[read more]
July 6, 2014
by William Helbling
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a letter Thursday to the Labor Minister of Morocco, Abdeslam Seddiki, imploring the Moroccan government to revise a draft law before the Moroccan parliament, regarding legal protections for domestic workers, to comply with international standards. The letter, while ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Ruthann Robson of the CUNY School of Law argues that requiring manufacturers to label clothing as "sweat-free" is feasible under the First Amendment...Buying a shirt is an ethically fraught endeavor. This is nothing new: the production of clothes has long been interwoven ...[read more]
April 30, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday released a report on child labor advocating social protections as the key to ending the practice. "report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour." Globally, the ...[read more]
December 6, 2011
by Sarah Posner
More than 20,000 children are subjected to harsh and unsafe conditions while working in Malian gold mines, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. Children reportedly carry heavy ore from the mining shafts and are exposed to mercury inhalation, which causes severe health problems. The gold ...[read more]
August 23, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
UN Special Rapporteur on human trafficking Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on Monday urged the government of Thailand to improve measures to combat human trafficking, as well as protect the rights of migrant workers. The trafficking trade in Thailand is predominantly used for sexual and labor exploitation, with ...[read more]
June 3, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On June 3, 1918, the US Supreme Court ruled in Hammer v. Dagenhart that the first federal child labor law, the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act, was unconstitutional, falling outside the scope of Congressional authority under the Commerce Clause. Learn more about the campaign to end child labor ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday issued an apology to poor and underprivileged British children who were sent to Australia and other former British colonies over the last century with the supposed intention of giving them a better life, but were instead subjected to childhood of ...[read more]
June 3, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On June 3, 1918, the US Supreme Court ruled in Hammer v. Dagenhart that the first federal child labor law, the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act, was unconstitutional, falling outside the scope of Congressional authority under the Commerce Clause. Learn more about the campaign to end child labor in the ...[read more]

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