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  1. Bahrain - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 30 of 2018 Promulgating The Personal Data Protection Law. (قانون رقم 30 لسنة 2018 بإصدار قانون حماية البيانات الشخصية) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-08-01 | BHR-2018-L-109193

    Part I: Treated Provisions.
    Part II: Data Protection Authority.
    Part III: Data Processor and Data Controller Accountability.

  2. Bahrain - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 31 of 2018 concerning Competition Promotion and Protection. (قانون رقم 31 لسنة 2018 بإصدار قانون تشجيع وحماية المنافسة) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | BHR-2018-L-109197

    Part I: Provisions to Promote and Protect Competition.
    Part II: The Competition Promotion and Protection Authority.
    Part III: Accountability.
    Part IV: General Provisions.

  3. Cabo Verde - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 99/VIII/2015, de 27 de agosto, que prohíbe la producción, importación, comercialización y uso de bolsas de plástico para el embalaje de mercaderías, que no sean reutilizables (Lei nº 99/VIII/2015, de 27 de Agosto, que proibe a produção, importação, comercialização e utilização de sacos de plástico para a embalagem de mercadorias, que não sejam reutilizáveis)

    Adoption: 2015-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-28 | CPV-2015-L-109191

    La ley en cuestión prohíbe la producción, importación, comercialización y uso de bolsas de plástico para el embalaje de mercaderías, que no sean reutilizables, y regula la aplicación de medidas encaminadas a reducir progresivamente la cantidad de bolsas de plástico en el medio ambiente o a sustituirlas por bolsas degradables y/o biodegradables que sean compatibles con la minimización de la generación y la eliminación de residuos. Condiciona la fabricación e importación de bolsas de plástico a la autorización previa del Servicio Central de Medio Ambiente. Asimismo, establece los montos de las multas aplicables en caso de incumplimiento. Dispone la realización de una campaña de sensibilización dentro de un plazo máximo de 60 días a partir de su entrada en vigor.

  4. Croatia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 13 December 2018 on Agriculture (Text No. 2343). (Zakon o poljoprivredi) - Narodne novine

    Adoption: 2018-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | HRV-2018-L-109172

    Determines aims and measures of agricultural policies, rules on organizing agricultural market, information and support measures, data collection and reporting, quality control, support of agricultural workers, education, administrative control and inspections.

  5. Djibouti - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi n° 044/AN/19/8ème L du 23 juin 2019 relative à l'économie sociale et solidaire. - Loi

    Adoption: 2019-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2019-06-30 | DJI-2019-L-109156

  6. Ethiopia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Reconciliation Commission Establishment Proclamation No.1102 /2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-05 | ETH-2019-L-109314

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to reconcile based on truth and justice the disagreement that developed among peoples of Ethiopia for years because of different societal and political conflict;
    WHEREAS, it is necessary to identify and ascertain the nature, Cause and dimension of the repeated gross violation of human rights so as to fully respect and Implement basic human rights recognized under the
    Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and international and continental agreements which Ethiopian ratified and since it is important for the reconciliation;
    WHEREAS, it is believed that providing victims of gross human rights abuses in different time and historical event with a forum to be heard and perpetrators to disclose and confess their actions as a way of reconciliation and to achieve lasting peace;
    WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish free and independent institution that inquire and disclose the truth of the sources, causes and extent of conflicts and that takes appropriate measures and initiate recommendation that enable for the lasting peace and to prevent the future occurrence of such conflict.

  7. Ethiopia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal Control Proclamation No. 1090/2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-09-17 | ETH-2018-L-109315

    This Proclamation shall have the following objectives:
    1/ Create a system for the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous Waste
    2/ Prevent the damage to the human or animal health, the environment, biodiversity and property due to the mismanagement of hazardous waste.

  8. France - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2019-536 du 29 mai 2019 pris pour l'application de la loi n° 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés. - Décret

    Adoption: 2019-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 2019-06-01 | FRA-2019-R-109256

  9. Indonesia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Sustainable Agricultural Systems (No. 201/2019). (Undang-Undang Tentang Sistem Budi Daya Pertanian Berkelanjuta.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-18 | IDN-2019-L-109276

  10. Israel - General provisions - Law, Act

    Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People. (חוק יסוד: ישראל - מדינת הלאום של העם היהודי) - Legislation Online in Hebrew

    Adoption: 2018-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-26 | ISR-2018-L-109216

    Article 1: Basic Principles.
    Article 2: State Symbols.
    Article 3: State Capital.
    Article 4: Language.
    Article 5: Ingathering of the Exiles.
    Article 6: The Connection with the Jewish People.
    Article 7: Jewish Settlement.
    Article 8: Official Calendar.
    Article 9: Independence Day and Memorial Days.
    Article 10: Days of Rest and Statutory Holidays.
    Article 11: Entrenchment.

  11. Israel - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment No. 132),2018. (חוק העונשין (תיקון מס' 132), 2018) - Legislation Online in Hebrew

    Adoption: 2018-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-21 | ISR-2018-L-109215

    Additional Clause (d) added to Article No. 205 of the Penal Code of 1977 on "prohibiting any advertisement that proposes prostitution involvement".

  12. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-11-11 | KEN-2019-L-109333

    AN ACT of Parliament to give effect to Article 31(c) and (d) of the Constitution; to establish the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner; to make provision for the regulation of the processing of personal data; to provide for the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers and processors; and for connected purposes

  13. Mali - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 2019-1178/MSAH-SG du 17 avril 2019 fixant le cadre institutionnel des organes du projet d’appui à la réinsertion socio-économique des populations des régions du nord du Mali. - Journal officiel

    Adoption: 2019-04-17 | MLI-2019-R-109133

  14. Marshall Islands - General provisions - Law, Act

    Government Infrastructure Development Integrity and Sustainability Act, 2016 (P.L. 2016-10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-08 | MHL-2016-L-109305

    The Act sets out the Statement of National Objects, which include the right of the people under the Constitution to have health care, education, legal services and the right to a responsible and ethical government; and, to ensure confidence of the people in the government and to fulfill the rights of people under Constitution, that there is a integrity and sustainability of Government Infrastructure Development Projects without any disruptions due to change of government or administration (§501).
    The Act makes it unlawful for any government to change any infrastructure development project that is approved by a previous government or development including any infrastructure project that is endorsed and funded by development partners and is identified for implementation.

  15. Paraguay - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 6211, de 1 de noviembre de 2018, que modifica el artículo 1° de la Ley núm. 3803/2009 “que otorga licencia a trabajadoras para someterse a exámenes de Papanicolau y mamografía” - Biblioteca y Archivo Central del Congreso Nacional

    Adoption: 2018-11-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-12 | PRY-2018-L-109178

    La ley citada modifica el artículo 1° de la Ley núm. 3803/2009, a los efectos de otorgar a todas las trabajadoras, dependientes o no, del sector privado o público, con cargo permanente, temporal o contratadas, con cargo electivo o no, el derecho al goce de una licencia remunerada de dos días laborables en cada año para someterse a exámenes de Papanicolau y mamografía.


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