Child Labor Influence On Human Rights

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Child Labor influence on human rights
In recent years, there has been an increasing issue. That is child labor. Child Labor is a significant issue in the whole world. Many news and media exposed that factors and companies still use child labors. Protect and safeguard (preserve) human rights are a based moral principle. The British industry likes a vampire, only by sucking blood and sucking the blood of the children to survive (Marx, 2008). They buy the young people and make them become production of surplus value of tools. Thus they can save their costs which are spent on materials, equipments and salaries. Children are arranged to live in serious environment. Although using child labor gives industries benefits, these are minor compared to
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It was claimed that “The term ‘child’ in this context is defined as anyone of compulsory school age (up to age sixteen). The general rules are that no child may be employed under the age of fifteen years, or fourteen years for light work; be required to work during school hours; before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. on any day; or be required to work for more than two hours on any day they are required to attend school, for more than twelve hours in any week they are required to attend school; or for more than two hours on Sundays. For non-school days, children under the age of fifteen may work up to five hours a day on days that they are not required to attend school, not including Sundays, up to a maximum of twenty five hours per week” (Feikert, 2008). This law can protect child labor to accept the rights of education. Children learn more, they will know the power of knowledge. Then they would not work overtime to earn money. They will catch all opportunities to study because knowledge can change their life and become better. Study is the way to lead to wonderful life for child labor. China has some documents to protect children’s rights. It was said that China’s domestic legislation has provided protection for a wide range of children’s rights. However, it does not be practical. Some accurate statistics could be obtained directly from the official source (Zhang, 2007). So it is vital to carry out laws, not just publish the laws.…show more content…
According to Gerri (2012), Philip Morris admitted that they used more than 72 children to work on tobacco farms. Some of them were 10 years old. They were forced to work overtime without wages by confiscating (impound) their passports. This evidence suggests that a large quantity of companies employed children to do some dangerous things. For instance, tobacco would make children developed rashes on their necks and stomachs because their necks and stomachs always attached tobacco. Although they got rashes, they could not stop working because the farms forced them to work. So it is important to resist child labor. It was stated by RT (2013a) that Apple Company used child labor to make their products. 106 underage children were employed to do 11 facilitates in 2012. Apple Company is a famous company, but it also uses child labor. Though it is not the leaders, it is this company’s staffs. From this, companies ought to standardize employment system. If company has serious rules, staffs will abide (stand) by rules. Then the company will not have child labor. Nevertheless, Apple Company requested that all underage workers returned their home quickly. It was reported by Apple’s annual ‘Supplier Responsibility’ report, “Our approach to underage labor is clear: We don’t tolerate it, and we’re working to eradicate it from our industry” (RT, 2013b). Apple Company is renowned and it has rallying point. If Apple Company set an

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