Combating Child Labor: Asylum and Human Rights Clinic fights for children's rights in Haiti

Restavek refers to a practice in Haitian society where poorer families sometimes send their children [...]to live with wealthier families with the idea of giving their children a better life. However, what often happens in these circumstances is that instead of being sent to school and given better opportunities children become domestic servants to their host families, and they are often abused. Prof. Susan Akram began a project with students from the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic to offer legal advice and assistance to non-profits in Haiti that working to combat this problem.

Tags: law, bu law, human trafficking, slavery, child labor, domestic servants

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