Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Albania

Albania
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Albania made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the Ministry of Justice launched the Integrated System of Data on Justice for Children, which will allow parties throughout the national justice system to coordinate on cases related to children in conflict with the law, including child labor. The government also adopted a new National Cybersecurity Plan to address the online exploitation of children, and the State Agency for the Protections and Rights of Children engaged extensively with private sector stakeholders to raise awareness of child labor and promote coordination with local government authorities. However, children in Albania are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in forced begging, criminal activity, and commercial sexual exploitation, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children in Albania are also subjected to mining, including of chromium. The law does not explicitly prohibit using, procuring, or offering children for illicit activities. In addition, the labor inspectorate lacks resources to conduct inspections in all sectors in which child labor is known to occur.

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