Des jeunes footballeurs africains de 14 ans ont été victimes de trafic vers le Laos où ils vivaient des conditions « déplorables et inquiétantes ». L'Ong Culture Foot Solidaire estime que 15 000 joueurs adolescents sont emmenés hors d'Afrique de l'Ouest chaque année.
Boys from West Africa as young as 14 have been 'trafficked' to an unregistered football academy in Laos, where they are given no salary and made to sleep in 'deplorable' accommodation. One NGO, Culture Foot Solidaire, estimates that 15,000 teenage footballers are moved out of West Africa every year - many of them illegally.
Researchers expressed concern about drugs for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia being used on children without these disorders. Also worrying is that few patients undergo therapy alongside their drug treatment.
Ahead of the World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, CRIN looks at whether in countries where child workers will work with or without labour protections, is a blanket ban on child work the best way of guaranteeing children's interests?
The findings are part of a report documenting widespread physical, cultural and sexual abuse at government-sponsored residential schools run mostly by churches that Indian, Inuit and other indigenous children were forced to attend.
This paper challenges the current framework for evaluating drug policies, and presents one based on the CRC. The three UN drugs conventions currently fail to prescribe any specific measures for children and young people, and only one of these mentions children explicitly.