July 14, 2009

Digging in the Dirt: Child Miners in Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry

This report describes how the Government of Sierra Leone’s failure to address the widespread use of child miners violates its obligations under domestic and international law to protect and promote the rights of children, in particular the rights to health, education and welfare. Specifically, these legal frameworks prohibit children under 18 years of age from performing hazardous mining work that interferes with their education or that is harmful to their health.


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