Edward van Daalen is a socio-legal researcher specialised in children’s rights and social movements. He holds a PhD in law from the University of Geneva, for which he studied the role of organised working children in the development of international child labour law. He published various articles in leading human rights journals, including the International Journal of Human Rights and the International Journal of Children’s Rights. He is an organising member of the Children and Work Network.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureWhat’s wrong with the Global Estimates on Child Labour?
Big numbers make headlines, but they must also be treated with extreme caution
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureEmpower and protect, rather than prohibit: a better approach to child work
Child labour isn’t going anywhere, so children’s safety in work must become the priority
Published in: Sobre trata y esclavitudSalvar a niñas y niños con canciones y refrigerios
Si la conversación en el «Debate de Alto Nivel sobre el trabajo infantil» de la OIT hubiera estado a la altura de su...
A tale of two conferences: exploring the politics of global child labour policies
Two international conferences on child labour were held in South America this fall. In one working children...
Saving the children with songs and light refreshments
If the conversation at the ILO's ‘high level panel discussion on child labour’ had lived up to its name the world...
Can campaigns to stop child labour be stopped?
Working children’s organisations have had limited success in challenging dominant abolitionist perspectives on child...