Child Labor in Lebanon

8

2000

However, there is a major issue with setting the legal age. In some jurisdiction, persons under the age of 13 cannot be employed although, in some jurisdictions, persons under 18 cannot be fully employed (Taylor, 2009). Thus, there are a lot of variations and limitations that exist for the employment of people between 13 and 18.In 1802, the Robert Peel Factories Act was passed in Great Britain and this set the stage for an attempt to abolish child labor on the global scale (Basu &amp. Tzannatos,2003). This effort, which originates from Britain was spread first to other parts of Europe and then to the various colonies and overseas dependencies of Britain and other European powers. However, the various social, economic and historical events in nations around the world affected the evolution and spread of the process of abolishing the process of child labor around the world.Currently, the United Nations and its humanitarian wing, International Labour Organizations (ILO) and UNICEF champion the supervision and implementation of child-labour laws around the world.However, Basu and Tzannatos report that in 2002 when the Robert Peel Factories Act was celebrating its 200th birthday, there were 186 million child laborers in the world. This clearly shows that although the efforts of the international community attempt to cause the extinction of the practice, there are several nations and communities around the world, particularly in the developing world who are not abiding by these rules and regulations.