Applying the Law of Child Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains: A Realistic Approach
U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 2, Spring 2015
Spring 2015

Partner Paul Rosenthal and associate Anne Hawkins co-authored the U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy article “Applying the Law of Child Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains: A Realistic Approach.” The article summarizes some of the laws and regulations governing child labor in agricultural supply chains. The discussion focuses on the unique challenges within small-holder farm settings, contrasted with those in plantations or industrial workplaces. They relate the challenges to the King Canute legend and maintain that realism and humility in addressing the problems of child labor are necessary to achieve long term success in tackling this complex problem.