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date: 07 May 2021

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This chapter attempts to answer the question of whether children have economic and labor rights and, if so, what that means in practice. With regard to international law, this chapter attempts to clarify the relationship between different areas of law and the relationship between various legal concepts that are relevant to the protection of children’s economic and labor rights. More specifically, the chapter explores the relationship between human rights in general and children’s rights in particular as well as the relationship between economic and social rights, human and labor rights, and legal and moral rights. This chapter also focuses on working children and their associations and which economic and labor rights they consider necessary. In addition, the chapter discusses how these rights are, or should be, reflected in international law and in national legislation. Finally, the key obstacles to protecting children’s economic and labor rights in international law are discussed, that is, what practical difficulties are to be overcome on the ground to realize and bring to life the economic and labor rights of children.

Keywords: economic rights, labor rights, children’s rights, living rights, working children, children’s work, child labor, international legislation, working children’s movements, International Labor Organization (ILO)

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