Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law


Timothy A. Glut

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A recent study by the United States Department of Labor has revealed that oppressive child labor is a serious problem in many countries. This Note begins by examining the international scope of the child labor problem, including the underlying reasons for its continued existence. The Note then discusses measures, both unilateral and multilateral, for curtailing child labor. The author determines that these measures are insufficient to end the child labor problem and discusses potential solutions to the problem. The author concludes that the most effective measure to end child labor would be a multilateral agreement with clear standards and an enforcement mechanism. However, because such a measure is not yet in force, the author believes that child labor will likely continue in the international community for the foreseeable future.