“Human exploitation”


The Declaration on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the League of Nations in 1924 and the United Nations in 1959.

The right of the child relates to the right of each child to be respected.

This includes:

Protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation or abuse

Protect against economic exploitation

Guarantees the right of children not to be subjected to any work involving risks or likely to jeopardize their upbringing or to harm their health or their physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

The term “human rights” is mentioned several times in the founding Charter of the United Nations, making the protection of human right a primary objective and a principle.

In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights placed human rights in the light of international law.

But at present some areas of artisanal mining (which does not depend on the large operating company “respecting” hiring and environmental charters) hire children, women and men in Working conditions more than precarious for paltry wagers where for food, risking their lives or serious health problems.

Despite the difficult conditions and despite the harmful consequences of artisanal mines, they are a small and substantial income for the local economy and their inhabitants.



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