WHO’S RESPONSIBILITY IS TO ADDRESS HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOUR IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES? The definition “child labour” is frequently used to described the work that hinders children to inadequately develop physically and mentally and that deprives them of their childhood, their potential and their dignity. In the most severe cases, child labour involves children being seized from their families, enslaved and exposed to serious safety and health hazards. Labour that jeopardises children physically
for exploration companies such as those involved in the mining industry. Although the Global Business Standard codex, as highlighted by Pain et al (2005), discusses eight underlying ethical principles, in this paper, our focus will be on only three of these which are listed as follows; reliability, dignity, and fairness principles. By analyzing each of these three principles, this paper will effectively evaluate business conduct in the mining industry. The Dignity Principle This principle is based
Business conduct within the Mining industries have changed overtime as the rapid demand of constant supply in raw and refined materials have increased. Due to such demand, the mining industry and the business within requires low-cost, high capability labors which only resource rich developing countries has to offer, as most of these countries have no legal regulation on labor services. This leads to issues such as exploitation of workers with focus on the dignity principle, the inequality of power
finding diamonds in Africa. From 1989 to 2003, Liberia was engaged in a civil war insurgency in neighboring Sierra Leone with weapons and training in exchange for diamonds. In Sierra Leone, they take mining diamonds very serious, so serious that you can be killed for it. They have kids do all the mining because children are easier to brainwash and to get control of. Blood diamond is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a
The earliest inhabitants of the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo are most likely Pygmies, who lived in the north and northeast portions of the forest that occupied the land. Towards the end of the first millennium B.C., a small group of Bantu-speaking people entered from the northwest (from the areas that are now called Nigeria and Cameroon). They established their home in the savanna regions of the south, and they arrived with profound knowledge of iron technology and agriculture.
Despite the improvements within the last decade the vast majority of sub-Saharan Africa remains corrupt. Corruption is a complex phenomenon. The inability for the country as a whole to solve their own issues is indeed the reason the country till this day is considered a developing nation. But as much as sub-Saharan is said to be ethical, stats and numbers illustrate many forms of corruption. Corruption within the country’s policies, bureaucratic traditions, political development, and social history
continuously improved by means of the division of labor, efficient production of goods, and international trade. In An Essay on the Principle of Population, Thomas Malthus predicted that the sustainable production of food in relation to population was vital to the mere existence of national economies in order to ensure an able labor force. Smith believed that the success or failure of a nation to progress toward development was dependent upon the quantity of labor and money invested in the production of manufactured