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2002 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 18 April 2003
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2002 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Gibraltar (territory of the United Kingdom), 18 April 2003, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48d748d03b.html [accessed 2 October 2014]
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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 areas generally are not eligible to become members of the ILO, and ILO Convention 138 and ILO Convention 182 do not apply to any of them.3937

According to the Government of Gibraltar, there were no reports of child prostitution in Gibraltar in the period from 1998-2001.3971 Other statistics on the number of working children under the age of 15 in Gibraltar are unavailable. Information is also unavailable on the incidence and nature of child labor. Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 4 and 15.3972 Slavery, servitude and forced labor are prohibited under the Gibraltar Constitution Order of 1969.3973


3937 ILO official, electronic communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. Also Julie Misner, USDOL Office of International Organizations, electronic communication to USDOL official, September 3, 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, Chapter 1, Article 1 and Chapter III, Article 35 [cited November 12, 2002]; available from http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/iloconst.htm.

3971 Royal Gibraltar Police, Royal Gibraltar Police Annual Report 2000-2001, [cited September 4, 2002]; available from http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/judiciary/police_report/contents.htm.

3972 Government of Gibraltar, Education and Training, [cited January 7, 2002], 2-3; available from http://www.gibraltar.gov/gi/gov_depts/education_index.htm.

3973 The Gibraltan Constitutional Order of 1969, (May 23, 1969), 9 [cited September 4, 2002]; available from http://www.gibraltar.go.gi/.

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