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  1. Bulgaria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté modifiant et complétant l’arrêté n° 6 de 2006 portant sur les conditions et la procédure d'obtention du permis de travail des personnes âgées de moins de 18 ans. - Arrêté (version bulgare)

    Adoption: 2017 | BGR-2017-R-108622

    Modifie la disposition relative à la demande à déposer par l’employeur pour obtenir un permis de travail pour des personnes âgées de moins de 18 ans.

  2. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2018 (Act 1 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | NAM-2018-L-108604

    To give effect to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; to criminalise trafficking in persons and related offences; to protect and assist victims of trafficking in persons, especially women and children; to provide for the coordinated implementation and administration o this Act; and to provide for incidental matters.

  3. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Child Care and Protection Act, 2015 (Act No. 3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | NAM-2015-L-108605

    To give effect to the rights of children as contained in the Namibian Constitution and international agreements binding on Namibia; to set out principles relating to the best interests of children; to set the age of majority at 18 years; to provide for the establishment of a National Advisory Council on Children; to provide for the appointment of a Children’s Advocate; to provide for the establishment of a Children’s Fund; to provide for appointment and designation of social workers, social auxiliary workers, community child care workers and probation officers; to provide for designation of private social workers and child protection organisations for certain purposes; to make provisions relating to children’s courts, court procedures and court orders; to provide for residential child care facilities, places of care and shelters; to provide for the status and matters relating to certain children; to provide for proof of parentage and parental responsibilities and rights in respect of children born outside marriage and children of divorced parents; to provide for custody and guardianship of children on the death of the person having custody or guardianship; to provide for parental responsibilities and rights, parenting plans and their formalisation; to provide for kinship care of children; to provide for prevention and early intervention services in relation to children; to provide for measures relating to children in need of protective services; to provide for foster care; to provide for the issuing of contribution orders; to provide for the domestic adoption and inter-country adoption of children; to combat the trafficking of children; to provide for additional measures for the protection of children; to provide for provisions relating to persons unfit to work with children; to provide for grants payable in respect of certain children; to create new offences relating to children; to repeal certain laws, including the Children’s Act, 1960, Children’s Status Act, 2006 and the Age of Majority Act, 1957; to amend the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, 2003, the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, the Liquor Act, 1998, the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, the Marriage Act, 1961 and the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977; to give effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and other international agreements binding on Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.

  4. Paraguay - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 6202, de 1 de noviembre de 2018, que adopta normas para la prevención del abuso sexual y la atención integral de los niños, niñas y adolescentes víctimas de abuso sexual - Biblioteca y Archivo Central del Congreso Nacional

    Adoption: 2018-11-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-11-16 | PRY-2018-L-108547

    La ley en cuestión establece normas para la prevención del abuso sexual y la atención integral de los niños, niñas y adolescentes víctimas de abuso sexual. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    TÍTULO I: Prevención del abuso sexual
    TÍTULO II: Atención integral del niño, niña y adolecente víctima de abuso sexual
    TÍTULO III: El sector educativo y de la participación ciudadana en la prevención del abuso sexual contra menores
    TÍTULO IV: Seguimiento victimológico
    TÍTULO V: Sanciones.

  5. Russian Federation - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 89-FZ of 1 May 2017 to Amend Federal Law "On Employment of the Population" and Article 9 of Federal Law "On Additional Guarantees for Social Assistance of Children-Orphans and Children Left without Parental Care". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-12 | RUS-2017-L-106607

    In the Law "On Employment of the Population", makes wording changes in Articles 30 (Procedure of the definition of the sizes of the allowances for unemployment), 34 (Sizes of allowances for unemployment for certain categories of unemployed citizens). Introduces new Article 34.1 (Additional guarantees of social assistance for children-orphans, children, left without parental care, persons from the number of children-orphans and children left without parental care).
    In the Law "On Additional Guarantees for Social Assistance of Children-Orphans and Children Left without Parental Care", amends Article 9: in particular, adds new words to the title, which now reads: "Additional guarantees for the right to work and to social protection against unemployment"; also rephrases paras 1, 5, 6 and makes minor wording changes in para 3.

  6. Tajikistan - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 1294 of 15 March 2016 "To Amend and Supplement the Law "On Parents' Responsibility for Children's Education and Upbringing"". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2016-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-18 | TJK-2016-L-105729

    Supplements Article 7 (Rights of parents to educate and upbringing of children) with new paragraph 4 on the right to get information from providers of electric communication means on the information used by the child, also supplements Article 8 (Duties of parents for the upbringing of children) with new paragraph 13 on controlling objective use of internet by the child, relevant to its education and upbringing.

  7. Turkmenistan - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 567-V of 3 June 2017 "On Custody and Guardianship". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | TKM-2017-L-107025

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: State regulation and control in the sphere of custody and guardianship
    Chapter III: Identification and registration of persons in need of custody and guardianship
    Chapter IV: Legal status of custodians and guardians
    Chapter V: Rights and duties of custodians and guardians. Rights of the ward
    Chapter VI: Legal regime of the property of wards
    Chapter VII: Termination of custody and guardianship. Release or dismissal of a custodian and guardian from the application of his/her duties
    Chapter VIII: Final provisions.

  8. Turkmenistan - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 74-V of 3 May 2014 "On State Guarantees of the Rights of the Child", as amended to 18 June 2016. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-03 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-12 | TKM-2014-L-105759

    Chapter 1 introduces general provisions concerning, inter alia, the main concepts, the scope of the enforcement of this law, the equality of the rights of the child, prohibition of restriction of the rights of the child, state politics for the interests of the child, financial provision for the state policy of protection of the rights of the child.
    Chapter 2 sets the rights, freedoms and duties of the child: inter alia, the right to life and development, to the name, citizenship, basic living standard, the right to live and educate in a family, the right to protection of dignity, to personal life, to freedom of religion, to own viewpoint, to health care, to education, to proper upbringing, to living place, to rest, to labour, to heritage, to property, to state allowances, also the rights of the refugee child.
    Chapter 3 sets the state guarantees of protection of the rights, freedoms and lawful interests of the child: in particular, competencies of state, local self-government bodies in this sphere, the protection of the rights of the child to education, to health and healthy environment, to protection against labour exploitation, obscenities, materials which may cause harm to the health and healthy development of the child, also protection of the right of the child with disability, the orphan children and children left without parental care, protection of the child from abduction and trade, also the rights and the duties of the parents to upbringing and development of the child.
    Chapter 4 sets the final provisions.
    Repeals the law of 2 July 2002 "On the Guarantees of the Right of the Child" (Vedomosti Mejlisa Turkmenistana, 2002, No. 2, p. 18).

  9. Ukraine - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 2229-VIII of 7 December 2017 "On Prevention and Combat Against Domestic Violence". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-07 | UKR-2017-L-106560

    Section I: General provisions
    Section II: Subjects who take measures in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section III: Prevention of domestic violence
    Section IV: Assistance and protection of a victim
    Section V: Special measures of combat against domestic violence
    Section VI: Liability in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section VII: Financial provision for the measures in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section VIII: Control over the compliance with the legislation in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section IX: Final provisions.


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