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Title: Enduring child labour on Ivory Coast's cocoa farms: practicality of the ILO standards and the missed opportunities
Authors: Foua Bi, Kema Alexis
Advisors: Chigara B
Keywords: Child rights;Corporate social responsibility;Governance issues;Legal and institutional environment;State practice
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Abstract: This thesis examines the enduring nature of child labour on Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms. The thesis shows that the role of the state in promoting instead of inhibiting child labour practices in the Ivory Coast favours the thriving of challenging factors to any prospect of a total abolition. This thesis focuses on the influences of traditions customary practices underpinning the child labour practice. The thesis shows the adverse role of Multinational Corporations operating in Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry. This thesis shows that despite Ivory Coast being a signatory to the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour 1999 (No. 182), the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1999) as well as other regional and sub-regional legal instruments, the appropriate legal and policy response to child labour has yet to be provided. The thesis, therefore, offers the pedagogic approach as the shifting factor. Keywords: Child labour; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Core International Labour Standards (CILS); child rights; State practices, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Description: This thesis was submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London
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Dept of Politics, History and Law Theses

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