Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

Note: Due to changes in the trade preferential status of Seychelles in 2017, ILAB conducted no further reports on the worst forms of child labor in Seychelles covering years after 2016.

In 2016, Seychelles made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government employed a sufficient number of labor inspectors to provide adequate coverage of the workforce. However, children in Seychelles engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. The law includes an exception that allows children as young as 15 to perform work normally prohibited to children under 18. The law also fails to ensure that children working under this exception receive adequate training and that the health, safety, and morals of these children are protected in accordance with international standards. In addition, criminal law enforcement agencies and coordinating bodies do not have sufficient resources to adequately implement laws and policies related to the worst forms of child labor.

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