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Title: A critical analysis of the efficacy of the legal framework on child labour in the agricultural sector in Uganda: a case Study of Bushenyi District
Authors: Atwine, Linard
Keywords: Child labour
Agricultural sector
Bushenyi District
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Law
Abstract: This research is enhy a critical analysis of the efficiency of the legal fi'amework on child labour in the agricultural sector in Uganda, with a case study of Bushenyi district. This research topic became a subject of understanding and analyzing the efficiency and applicability of the available laws pertaining the employment of children in Uganda. The research questions which the researcher aimed at finding answers for are; Whether there are any existing laws on child labour in the agricultural sector in Uganda. What are the major causes of child labour in agricultural sector in Uganda? ·what are the challenges faced in the implementation of child labour related legislation in Uganda. During the course of the study the researcher found out that there are both international and domestic laws in place catering for the prohibition of the employment of children. These include; UNCRC of 1989, The constitution of Uganda (1995), Employment Act 2006, the children's (Amendment) Act 2016. It was however discovered that all these laws are conflicting each other on the minimum age for the employment of children. The researcher therefore recommended that the grand law should take precedence. The researcher also found out that there are several causes that push children into early employment, these include,· The labour intensive nature of the agriculture sector which forces employees to target children who work for long hours for a less pay, many being 01phanage by HIV AIDS scourge, poverty, parents perception and poor law enforcement. The study also discovered that there are challenges at the implementation level of the available laws. These include; lack of enough staff, the Invisible nature of child labour since part of it is domestic and the increasing death due to HIV/AIDS making it difficult for the believed to fend themselves. Therefore, the researcher recommended that government should recruit and fi1rther train more staff to enforce child labour laws and sensitize the communities about child labour legislation and its importance
Description: A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor of Laws of Kampala International University
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