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2004 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 22 September 2005
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2004 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Gibraltar (territory of the United Kingdom), 22 September 2005, available at: [accessed 13 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.[4357] Territories are subject to laws of the sovereign country.

Statistics on the number of working children under the age of 15 in Gibraltar are unavailable.[4385] According to the Government of Gibraltar, there were no reports of child prostitution in the territory.[4386] In addition, the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom received no reports or complaints of child labor violations in 2004.[4387] Information on the incidence and nature of other forms of child labor is unavailable. Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 4 and 15 years.[4388] Procuring a girl under 18 years of age, permitting a girl under 13 years of age to use premises for intercourse, and causing or encouraging prostitution of a girl under 16 years of age are illegal.[4389] Slavery, servitude, and forced labor are prohibited under the Gibraltar Constitution Order of 1969.[4390] 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.[4391] Labor Inspectors are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Ordinance.[4392] The Convention on the Rights of the Child has not yet been extended to include Gibraltar.[4393]

[4357] ILO official, electronic 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 Constitution; available from


[4386] Royal Gibraltar Police, Royal Gibraltar Police Annual Report 2001-2002: General Statistics, [online] [cited September 1, 2004]; available from

[4387] U.S. Department of State official.

[4388] Government of Gibraltar, Education and Training, [online] [cited May 27, 2004]; available from

[4389] Interpol, Legislation of Interpol Member States on Sexual Offences Against Children: Gibraltar, [database online] [cited May 28, 2004]; available from

[4390] The Gibraltar Constitution – 1969, (May 23, 1969), Chapter 1, Section 4; available from

[4391] 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

[4392] Government of Gibraltar, Employment, [online] [cited May 28, 2004]; available from

[4393] Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding Observations, para. 5.

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