Legal Review of national laws and regulations related to child labour in light of international standards 2020

This review is aimed at determining the extent to which national laws, regulations, policies and other measures, as well as the existing practices in Myanmar are implementing the requirements of the international standards on child labour, such as in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).

The review is articulated around three specific objectives, namely to (i) identify the relevant provisions of national laws, regulations, policies, etc. which aim at implementing those relevant international standards; (ii) determine whether and how these international standards are reflected by such national provisions in Myanmar; and (iii) recommend the necessary changes that need to be made to law and practice to ensure compliance with those ratified international standards and effectively eliminate child labour and protect young workers.