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2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Gibraltar (territory of the United Kingdom)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 29 August 2006
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Gibraltar (territory of the United Kingdom), 29 August 2006, available at: [accessed 15 December 2017]
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There is limited information regarding the extent and nature of child labor and the quality and provision of education in non-independent countries and territories eligible for GSP, AGOA, and CBTPA benefits. These countries and territories generally are not eligible to become members of the ILO, so ILO Conventions 138 and 182 do not apply to any of them.5132 Territories are subject to laws of the sovereign country.

Statistics on the number of working children under age 15 in Gibraltar are unavailable.5163 The Foreign Office of the United Kingdom received no reports or complaints of child labor violations in 2004.5164 Information on the incidence and nature of child labor is unavailable. Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 4 and 15 years.5165 Primary school enrollment and attendance statistics are not available for Gibraltar. Procuring a girl under 18 years of age, permitting a girl under 16 years of age to use premises for intercourse, and causing or encouraging prostitution of a girl under 16 years of age are illegal.5166 Slavery, servitude, and forced labor are prohibited under the Gibraltar Constitution Order of 1969.5167 The Employment and Training Ordinance prohibits the employment of children under the age of 15 years in any industrial undertaking, and from working at night or underground.5168 Labor Inspectors are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Ordinance.5169 The Convention on the Rights of the Child has not yet been extended to include Gibraltar.5170

5132 ILO official, e-mail communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. Most of the areas covered in this summary report are considered by the ILO to be non-metropolitan territories and therefore, are ineligible to become members of the ILO. An ILO member can submit a declaration to the ILO requesting that these conventions apply to their non-metropolitan territories. See ILO, Constitution; available from

5163 This statistic is not available from the data sources that are used in this report. Please see the "Data Sources and Definitions" section for information about sources used.

5164 U.S. Department of State official, e-mail communication, May 24, 2005.

5165 Government of Gibraltar, Education and Training, [online] [cited September 26, 2005]; available from

5166 Interpol, Legislation of Interpol Member States on Sexual Offences Against Children: Gibraltar, [database online] [cited September 26, 2005]; available from

5167 Government of Gibraltar, The Gibraltar Constitution – 1969, (May 23, 1969), Chapter 1, Section 4; available from

5168 Committee on Human Rights, Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 40 of the Convention: Addendum, Geneva, April 11, 2000, para. 130; available from

5169 Government of Gibraltar, Employment, [online] [cited September 26, 2005]; available from

5170 Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding Observations, para. 5.

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