Child Labour

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Labour

What is the role of the court?

  • The court has the power to hear criminal cases against children and applications relating to the protection and care of children including child exploitation.
  • It must follow informal procedures, which means that the child is questioned informally, not exposed to adversarial procedures.
  • A child also has the right to be represented in this court.
  • It sits in camera, where the public is not allowed to attend court proceedings. The only people who can attend proceedings in this court include parties to the case, their advocates and witnesses and other persons directly concerned with the case.
  • The parents or guardians, probation and welfare officer and any other person whom the court allows to be present.

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