Should we Eliminate Child Labour in Mines? Analysing the Case of Potosi, Bolivia


This policy brief studies the case of the Cerro Rico mines in Potosí to analyse child labour, its conditions, roots and evolutions in order to better assess how to eliminate or maybe rethink this specific form of child labour in the mining industry in Bolivia. Considering the reality of child labour in Bolivia, this paper seeks to analyse the current situation with regard to children working in hazardous forms of work in the Cerro Rico, Potosi. Finally, this policy brief outlines two recommendations that seek to rethink children position in the mine production chain while securing them with decent conditions of work and an access to education.

By: Laura Dugardin

Published on February 16, 2021

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