Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Promoting the Rights of Children Trafficked for Labor in the United States

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From left to right: CHRC Fellow Alison Davis and Director Katherine Kaufka Walts in front of the UN.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

October 2016, Geneva Switzerland—CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, as well as Graduate Scholar Alison Davis, participated in a  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.

This is the second time the CHRC has presented to the UN on this topic, with the first being in 2012.

To read a copy of the report, click the following link: OPSC Alternative Report