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Title: A Critical Examination of Child Labour Protection Laws in Uganda: A Case Study of Wakiso District
Authors: Nabagereka, Esther Sharon
Keywords: A Critical Examination
Child Labour Protection Laws
Issue Date: Jun-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University; School of Law
Abstract: The study critically examined child labour protection laws in Uganda taking a case study of wakiso District In Wakiso district, child labour is a major problem compromising future generations and undermining human capital. It is estimated that over 28.4 per cent of all children between the ages of five and 14 years are involved in child labour activities in Wakiso District. It is an accepted fact that despite legislation, in Uganda the problem of child labour still persists. In this study, a critical analysis of the legislation regulating child labour in Uganda was undertaken, with the focus being on Wakiso district. This research aims at establishing why child labour is a continuing problem in these Uganda despite laws that have been enacted to prevent it. As is common in the promulgation of laws, lacunae emerge; therefore attention was given to areas that have been overlooked by government. Weaknesses and gaps in these legislation were identified as the reason for the legislation being ineffective when combating or reducing child labour. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to investigate whether the continued prevalence of child labour is due to oversight or the result of a wrong approach by governments when legislation was drafted. For legislation to be implemented effectively it should be drafted correctly and appropriately; failure to do so results in legislation not achieving its purpose. Where gaps have been identified, realistic recommendations were made on how to correct these problems to make the law work more effectively to combat child labour in Uganda.
Description: A Research Dissertation Submitted to the School of Law In Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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