Promoting the Rights of Children Trafficked for Labor in the United States
Concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
June 18, 2012, Geneva Switzerland - CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, participated in a pre-session meeting with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to present findings and recommendations from the CHRC Alternative Report to the Periodic Report of the United States government to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Prostitution, and Pornography (OPSC). The Committee makes recommendations to governments to improve their efforts to stop the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The CHRC/Young Center report focuses on sale of children for labor and labor trafficking in the United States.
In 2011, together with ECPAT-USA, the CHRC hosted a regional meeting of NGOs, scholars, and advocates to contribute to the Alternative report to the US Government Report to the UN Committe on the Rights of the Child concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC). In addition to being signatories of the ECPAT-USA alternative report, the CHRC and the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights published a supplemental alternative report focusing on sale of children for forced labor in the US.
The CHRC would like to thank students Natnael Moges (School of Law), and Catherine Lee (CAS, Psychology Dept) for their research and contributions to the alternative report.
To see a copy of the alternative report, click the links below.