Protection of best interest: a study on children working in entertainment industry in malaysia and their right to education

Nor Aida, Ab. Kadir and Naziree, Md Yusof and Maheran, Makhtar (2019) Protection of best interest: a study on children working in entertainment industry in malaysia and their right to education. In: International Conference on Law and Globalisation (ICLG) 2019, 28-29 July 2019, UniSZA.

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In Malaysian, there is no law prohibits children to be working in the entertainment industry. However, the law merely provides minimal protection to those working in ‘public entertainment.’ Previous study showed that children in the entertainment business have been exposed to all types of abuse and neglects. It could be that the children suffer from health and psychological issue, physical harm or sexual abuse that may be caused by the working environment or the working conditions. The right to receive proper education may also be affected. In line with Article 3 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child 1989, this study suggest for entertainment industry to have a proper guidelines that serves as a child protection policy. It will discuss on the side effect of working in entertainment industry especially on the rights to education. First, it explains the right to education and describes the working conditions of children in the show business. Apart from that, it shows the impact of their work in entertainment business on the realisation of their right to education. The other focus of this study is the principles governing minors and their involvement in the entertainment industry and to identify significant problems in the protection of the right to education. This study shows that law and policy, as well as legal enforcement are needed to fully protect children from any risk and harm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, education, employment, entertainment industries, child protection, rights of child
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law & International Relations
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 07:23
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 07:23

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