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  1. France - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2017-1466 du 12 octobre 2017 relatif à l'Observatoire de la laïcité. - Décret

    Adoption: 2017-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-01 | FRA-2017-R-105347

    Est renouvelé pour cinq ans à compter du 1er novembre 2017.

  2. United Kingdom - Human rights - Law, Act

    Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (c. 13). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-27 | GBR-2017-L-104516

    An Act to make provision about measures for reducing homelessness; and for connected purposes

  3. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (No. 32, 2017). - Legislation online

    Adoption: 2017-04-12 | AUS-2017-L-105249

  4. China - Human rights - Law, Act

    Public Cultural Service Guarantee Law of the People's Republic of China (Order No. 60 of the President). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-25 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-01 | CHN-2016-L-103947

    Article 1. This Law is enacted for the purposes of strengthening the development of the public cultural service system, enriching the spiritual and cultural life of the people, passing on the excellent traditional Chinese culture, advocating the socialist core values, boosting cultural confidence, promoting the prosperity and development of socialist culture with Chinese characteristics, and improving the civilization and quality of the whole nation.

    Chapter I General Provisions
    Chapter II Construction and Management of Public Cultural Facilities
    Chapter III Supply of Public Cultural Services
    Chapter IV Guarantee Measures
    Chapter V Legal Liabilities
    Chapter VI Supplemental Provisions
    Chapter I General Provisions

  5. Serbia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 23 November 2016 on prevention of family violence (Official Gazette No. 94/16). (Zakon o sprecavanju nasilja u porodici) - Parliament website

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | SRB-2016-L-104632

    Determines prevention of family violence, and the role of state organs and institutions in prevention and support of victims.

  6. Uruguay - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 358/016, de 14 de noviembre, que crea la Red Institucional para la Elaboración de Informes y seguimiento de recomendaciones y observaciones en materia de Derechos Humanos - Dirección Nacional de Impresiones y Publicaciones Oficiales

    Adoption: 2016-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-22 | URY-2016-R-103822

    El citado decreto crea la Red Institucional para la Elaboración de Informes y seguimiento de recomendaciones y observaciones en materia de Derechos Humanos, teniendo por cometido la elaboración de los informes que sean requeridos por los órganos creados por los tratados de promoción y protección de Derechos Humanos del Sistema Universal, el Examen Periódico Universal y los Procedimientos Especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, así como también realizar el seguimiento de la implementación de las recomendaciones y observaciones emanadas de estos órganos y mecanismos. El decreto se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    Capítulo I: Red Interinstitucional para la Elaboración de Informes y seguimiento de la implementación de recomendaciones y observaciones en materia de Derechos Humanos
    Capítulo II: Sistema de Monitoreo de Recomendaciones (SIMORE)
    Disposiciones transitorias y finales

  7. Mali - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2016-0853/P-RM du 8 novembre 2016 fixant l'organisation et les modalités de fonctionnement de la Commission nationale des droits de l'Homme. - Journal officiel

    Adoption: 2016-11-08 | MLI-2016-R-103430

    Abroge le décret n° 09-641/PRM du 30 novembre 2009 fixant la composition et les modalités de fonctionnement de la Commission nationale des droits de l’Homme.

  8. Algeria - Human rights - Law, Act

    Loi n° 16-13 du 3 novembre 2016 fixant la composition et les modalités de désignation des membres du Conseil national des Droits de l'Homme ainsi que les règles relatives à son organisation et à son fonctionnement. - JO du 6 novembre 2016

    Adoption: 2016-11-03 | DZA-2016-L-103001

    Le Conseil est un organisme indépendant, placé auprès du Président de la République garant de la Constitution. Il oeuvre à la promotion et à la protection des droits de l'Homme. A ce titre, il est notamment chargé d'émettre, de sa propre initiative ou sur demande du Gouvernement ou du Parlement, des avis, recommandations, propositions et rapports sur toute question se rapportant aux droits de l'Homme aussi bien sur le plan national qu'international ; et d'examiner et de formuler des observations sur les projets de textes législatifs et réglementaires et d'évaluer les textes en vigueur au regard des principes fondamentaux des droits de l'Homme.

    La commission nationale consultative de promotion et de protection des droits de l'Homme continue à exercer ses missions jusqu'à l'installation du Conseil national des Droits de l'Homme.

  9. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act to protect the persons active in prostitution (Prostitution Protection Act). (Gesetz zum Schutz von in der Prostitution tätigen Personen Prostituiertenschutzgesetz - (ProstSchG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | DEU-2016-L-104014

    Section 1. General provisions
    Section 2. Prostitute
    Section 3. Permission to operate a prostitute business; Related advertising obligations
    Section 4. Obligation of operator
    Section 5. Monitoring
    Section 6. Prohibitions; Penalties
    Section 7. Personal data; Federal Statistics
    Section 8. Other provisions.

  10. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act to improve the fight against Human Trafficking and to amend the Federal Central Register Law as well as the Eighth Book of the Social Code. (Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels und zur Änderung des Bundeszentralregistergesetzes sowie des Achten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-10-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-15 | DEU-2016-L-104013

    The Act incorporates the Directive 2011/36/UE into German legal system.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code:
    §232 Human trafficking
    §232a Forced prostitution (new)
    §232b Forced labour (new)
    §233 Exploitation of labour force
    §233a Exploitation taking advantage of a deprivation of liberty
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Central Register Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VIII - Children and Youth
    Article 4. Further amendments
    Article 5. Restriction of basic rights
    Article 6. Entry into force.

  11. Tanzania, United Republic of - Human rights - Law, Act

    Access to Information Act, 2016 (No. 6 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-23 | TZA-2016-L-104366

    Provides access to information, defines the scope of information that the public has the right to access and promotes transparency and accountability of information holders.

  12. Colombia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 1314, de 10 de agosto, por el cual se crea la Comisión Intersectorial de Garantías para las Mujeres Lideresas y Defensoras de los Derechos Humanos - Imprenta Nacional

    Adoption: 2016-08-10 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-10 | COL-2016-R-102910

    El decreto de referencia crea la Comisión Intersectorial de Garantías para las Mujeres Lideresas y Defensoras de los Derechos Humanos, cuyo objeto será coordinar y orientar la formulación, implementación y seguimiento del Programa Integral de Garantías para las Mujeres Lideresas y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos. Prevé cómo estará conformada la Comisión, establece sus funciones y determina las mayorías necesarias para sesionar y adoptar decisiones.

  13. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-04 | LKA-2016-L-103446

    An Act to provide for the right of access to information to specify grounds on which access may be denied; to establish the Right to Information Commission; to appoint Information Officers; to set out the procedure and formatters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  14. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Integration Act. (Integrationsgesetz) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-06 | DEU-2016-L-104000

    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book III
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book II
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XII
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act on benefits for asylum-seekers
    Article 5. Amendment to the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners within the Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany Act
    Article 6. Amendment to the Asylum Procedure Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act on the Central register of foreigners
    Article 8. Entry into force, expiry.

  15. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (General) Regulations, 2016 [S.I. 77 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-29 | ZWE-2016-R-104409

  16. Spain - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ley 12/2016, de 28 de julio, de reconocimiento y reparación de víctimas de vulneraciones de derechos humanos en el contexto de la violencia de motivación política en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco entre 1978 y 1999 - Euskadi

    Adoption: 2016-07-28 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-11 | ESP-2016-L-103238

    La citada ley configura el derecho al reconocimiento y reparación de las víctimas de vulneraciones de derechos humanos producidas en contextos de violencia de motivación política en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco, desde el 29 de diciembre de 1978 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 1999. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - CAPÍTULO: Disposiciones generales
    - CAPÍTULO II: Principios de actuación
    - CAPÍTULO III: Reconocimiento y reparación
    - CAPÍTULO IV: Procedimiento
    - CAPÍTULO V: Comisión de Valoración
    - CAPÍTULO VI: Obligaciones de las personas beneficiarias
    - CAPÍTULO VII: Recursos económicos

  17. Mali - Human rights - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2016-036/ du 7 juillet 2016 portant création de la Commission nationale des Droits de l'Homme. - Journal officiel

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | MLI-2016-L-103127

    A pour missions la protection et la promotion des droits de l'homme ainsi que la prévention de la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains et dégradants. Abroge la loi n° 09-042 du 19 novembre 2009 relative à la Commission nationale des Droits de l'Homme.

  18. Armenia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-134-N of 29 June 2016 to Amend the Law "On Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-06 | ARM-2016-L-104557

    Rephrases article 10 on the abortion also supplementing it with the new paragraphs and sub-paragraphs, which state that during the period of gestation till 12 weeks abortion is allowed to be carry out only with the written consent of woman, during the period of 12-22 weeks of gestation-exclusively only on the basis of medical or social reasons and with the written consent of woman. Paragraph 2's new wording states, that abortion, out of medical and social reasons developed and regulated by state authority, is prohibited. New paragraph 8 says that RA Government establishes the regulation and conditions of abortion including the medical contraindications and necessary lists of investigations, medical and social reasons, the application form for woman applying for abortion until 12 weeks of gestation, form of consent of parents of minors applying for abortion.

  19. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act, 2016 [No. 16 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104400

    An Act to provide for a transparent legal framework for the protection of, access to, and use of, traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore, which also guarantees equitable sharing of benefits and effective participation of holders; to recognise the spiritual, cultural, social, political and economic value of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore of holders; to promote the preservation, wider application and development of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; recognise, protect and support the inalienable rights of traditional communities, individuals and groups over their traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to confer rights on traditional communities, individuals and groups and promote the conservation and sustainable utilisation of the country’s biodiversity resources; to promote fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to promote the use of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore for the benefit of traditional communities, the country and mankind in general; to ensure that exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore takes place with the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; to prevent the granting of patents based on traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore without the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; give effect to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore, 2010, the World Trade Organisation Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS), 1994 and any other relevant international treaty or convention to which Zambia is a State Party; and to provide for matters incidental to, or connected with, the foregoing.

  20. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Police-Public Complaints Commission Act, 2016 [No. 18 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104401

    An Act to provide for the membership, functions, operations and financial management of the Police- Public Complaints Commission; provide a procedure for the initiation and investigation of complaints against police actions; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  21. Poland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 20th May 2016 to amend Act on granting protection to aliens within the territory of the Republic of Poland (Text No. 783). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-19 | POL-2016-L-103887

    Amendment to the Article 86f. Prior to entry or relocation of foreigner, Head of the Office consults Chief Commander of Border Guards, Chief Commander of Police, Head of Inner Security Agency, whether the entry may pose a threat to the defense or security of the state or to public order.

  22. Poland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 13th May 2016 on combating the threats of sexual crimes (Text No. 862). (Ustawa z dnia 13 maja 2016 r. o przeciwdzialaniu zagrozeniom przestepczoscia na tle seksualnym) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-01 | POL-2016-L-103889

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Registry of the sexual criminal offenders
    Chapter 3. Obligations of employers and other organizers in the field of education, leisure, treatment or care of minors
    Chapter 4. Identification of places of particular risk for sexual crime
    Chapter 5. Penal provisions
    Chapter 6. Amendments to the existing legislation
    chapter 7. Transitional and final provisions.

  23. Belgium - Human rights - Law, Act

    Loi du 4 mai 2016 relative à la réutilisation des informations du secteur public. - Service public fédéral justice

    Adoption: 2016-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-03 | BEL-2016-L-102092

    Abroge la loi du 7 mars 2007 transposant la directive 2003/98/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 17 novembre 2003 concernant la réutilisation des informations du secteur public.

  24. European Union - Human rights - EU Regulation

    Règlement (UE) 2016/679 du Parlement europen et du Conseil du 27 avril 2016 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, et abrogeant la directive 95/46/CE (règlement général sur la protection des données). (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).) - Règlement Regulation

    Adoption: 2016-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-24 | EEU-2016-RE-101947

    Est applicable à partir du 25 mai 2018.

  25. Congo - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2016-126 du 25 avril 2016 portant ratification du Protocole facultatif se rapportant à la convention contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants. - Secrétariat général du Gouvernement

    Adoption: 2016-04-25 | COG-2016-R-101928

    Ratification autorisée par la loi n° 9-2016 du 25 avril 2016, publiée au Journal officiel n° 5 du 5 mai 2016.

  26. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law N° 4375 of 2016 on the organisation and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Committee, the Reception and Identification Service, on the establishment of a Reception General Secretariat, on the harmonisation of the Greek Legislation to the provisions of the European Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 “on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (reformulation)”, provisions on the employment of international protection beneficiaries and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-20 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-06-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-03 | GRC-2016-L-104500

    PART I
    CHAPTER A’: ASYLUM SERVICE AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
    CHAPTER B’: RECEPTION AND IDENTIFICATION SERVICE
    CHAPTER C’

    PART II
    CHAPTER A’: RENAMING THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF POPULATION AND SOCIAL COHERENCE – ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECEPTION GENERAL SECRETARIAT- TRANSFER OF COMPETENCES AND OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART III : PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION – HARMONISING THE GREEK LEGISLATION TO THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2013/32/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26 JUNE 2013 « ON COMMON PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION (reformulation) »
    CHAPTER A’ : GENERAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER B’ : GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND GUARANTEES GOVERNING THE WHOLE PROCEDURE
    CHAPTER C’ : PROCEDURE ON FIRST INSTANCE
    CHAPTER D’ : PROCEDURE ON SECOND INSTANCE
    CHAPTER E’ : FINAL PROVISIONS

    PART IV : CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT FOR RECOGNISED BY THE GREEK STATE BENEFICIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION, FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION SEEKERS AND FOR PERSONS BEEN GRANTED THE RESIDENCE STATUS IN GREECE FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS PURSUANT TO ART. 28 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N° 114 OF 2010 (A’ 195), ART. 8 PAR.1 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N° 61 OF 1999 (A’ 63) OR ART. 25 PAR.4 OF LAW N° 1975 OF 1991 (A’ 184) AND FOR BENEFICIARIES OF ART. 19A PAR.1 ELEMENT F’ OF LAW N° 4251 OF 2014, AS IN FORCE
    Art. 68 provides for the relevant definitions
    Art. 69 regulates the employment of beneficiaries of international protection, persons possessing residence permit for humanitarian reasons and their family members
    Art. 70 adjusts the vocational education and training of beneficiaries of international protection
    Art. 71 regulates the employment and occupational activity of beneficiaries of international protection

    PART V : OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART VI : AUTHORITIES FOR THE COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMS UNDER THE ASYLUM, MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FUND, THE INTERNAL SECURITY FUND AND OTHER RESOURCES, AS WELL AS RELEVANT REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

    PART VII : TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  27. Poland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 16th March 2016 to amend Act on activities of public interest and voluntary work (Text No. 395). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-25 | POL-2016-L-103878

    Amendments relating to provisions on public interests activities carried out by non governmental organizations, protection of Poles from abroad is carried out by the Senate of the Republic of Poland together with NGO and other bodies.

  28. China - Human rights - Law, Act

    Charity Law of the People's Republic of China (Order No. 43 of the President of the PRC). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | CHN-2016-L-103952

    Chapter I General Provisions
    Chapter II Charitable Organizations
    Chapter III Charitable Fundraising
    Chapter IV Charitable Donation
    Chapter V Charitable Trust
    Chapter VI Charity Property
    Chapter VII Charitable Services
    Chapter VIII Information Disclosure
    Chapter IX Promotional Measures
    Chapter X Supervision and Administration
    Chapter XI Legal Liability
    Chapter XII Supplementary Provisions

  29. Thailand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act Promoting and Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-11 | THA-2016-L-103533

    Competent authority is the Ministry of Culture. The Act sets out to promote and safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of Thailand which includes folk literature and language; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive traditions, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; traditional craftsmanship; playing traditional folk sports and martial arts; any other practice or form as prescribed in the regulations.

  30. Greece - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law N°4359 of 2016 ratifying the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-20 | GRC-2016-L-104199

    The Law ratifies the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg, by incorporating the following provisions: Articles 1, 2, article 3 para 1,2 and 3, articles 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12, 13,14,15, 16,17, 18, article 19 para 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, articles 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 and provides for the full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

    Article 2 of the Law exempts Greece from the obligations stipulated by article 6 of the revised Charter, regarding the right to establish and use arbitration mechanisms for labour disputes resolution, as well as regarding the regulation of the right of employers to collective action, in particular the prohibition of lockout.

    Article 3 of the Law allows the ratification of the provisions of article 3 para 4 and article 19 para 12 of the revised Charter upon recommendation of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity or other competent Ministers and following a presidential decree.

    Article 4 of the Law sets the date into force both of the Law and of the ratified revised Charter.

  31. Armenia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law HO-1-N of 21 December 2015 to Amend and Supplement the Law On State Pensions. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-23 | ARM-2015-L-101982

    Supplements articles part 2 of article 9 (Conditions and terms of appointing age labour pensions) and part 1 of article 12 (Conditions and terms of appointing disability labour pensions) with new sentences, also article 32 (Documents verifying working experience and procedure of calculating working experience) with a new paragraph. Introduces wording changes to articles part 1 of article 20 (Conditions and terms of appointing disability military pension), part 1 of article 29 (Periods calculated in working experience), article 33 (Appointing a pension),
    Makes minor changes in articles 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 46.
    Article 7 of this law enters into force on 1 March 2016.

  32. Canada - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement du Tribunal des droits de la personne (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mai 2017). - Règlement (dans sa teneur modifiée) Regulation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | CAN-2015-R-101278

    Approuvé par décision, le 17 décembre 2015.

  33. Armenia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law HO-194-N of 17 December 2015 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Refugees and Asylum. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-30 | ARM-2015-L-101981

    Repeals part 4 of article 10 (Reasons for termination of granting an asylum and the recognition of refugee).
    Rephrases article 30 (Identification card of a refugee); supplements the law with new articles 30.1 (Conventional travel document), 30.2 (Reasons for change of identification card and conventional travel document of refugee and time terms thereof), 30.3 (Reasons for declaring invalid identification card and conventional travel document of refugee), 30.4 (Withdrawal of identification card and conventional travel document of refugee). Also makes minor wording changes in articles 29, 36, 53, 54, 58, 62.
    Introduces separate transitional provisions mainly concerning the identification card and conventional travel document of refugee.

  34. Armenia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law HO-193-N of 16 December 2015 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Refugees and Asylum. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-09 | ARM-2015-L-101980

    Rephrases part 5 of article 7 (Asylum for family and reunion of family) supplementing it with part 6; also changes the wording of article 8 (Asylum seekers and refugees with special needs), articles 14 (Terms of life sustenance), 32 (RA state authorities competent in asylum issues), 34 (Competencies of migration authority) supplementing it with new sub-paragraphs 8.1, 8.2, also part 1 of article 35 (Competencies of authority of national security), articles 36, 37, 38 concerning the competencies of state bodies and law enforcement bodies, articles 46 (Request for an asylum), 50 (Guarantees for asylum seekers with special needs), 51 (Interview), 53 (Procedures of termination and suspension of the status of refugee), 59 (Double submission of the application for an asylum).
    Adds new article 16.1 (Right to free of charge juridical support), also a new paragraph to part 1 of article 9 (Not returning back (not "refouler")), new paragraph to article 24 (Right to asylum), new part 4 to article 31 (Ensuring of rights of asylum seekers and refugees by stat and non-governmental bodies), new paragraph to article 47 (Application for an asylum); also supplements the law with new article 52.1 (Accelerated procedure of granting an asylum).
    Also introduces minor changes to articles 1, 11, 12, 25, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55, 56, 61.
    Part 2 of article 14 enters into force on 1 January 2016.

  35. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 29-VQD of 4 December 2015 to Amend the Law "On Freedom of Religious Beliefs". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2015-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-06 | AZE-2015-L-101985

    Rephrases the title of article 21, which now reads: "Religious rites, rituals and attributes", also rephrasing part 3 of the same article and supplementing it with new part 7, which deals with the prohibition of demonstrating religious slogans and other religious attributes.

  36. Russian Federation - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 341-FZ of 28 November 2015 to Amend the Law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations" and Certain Legal Acts of the Russian Federation. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-09 | RUS-2015-L-102275

    Supplements para 2 of article 14 (Termination of activity of religious association, liquidation of religious organization and prohibition of activity of religious organization in case of violation of legislation) with a new paragraph, also article 25 (Implementation of supervision and control) with new paras 3-6; adds new article 25.1 (Reporting of religious organization, which received financial resources and other estate from international and foreign organizations, foreign citizens, persons without citizenship) to the law.

  37. Paraguay - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 4368, de 9 de noviembre de 2015, que establece el Sistema de Monitoreo de Recomendaciones (SIMORE) como medio informático en el cual constarán las acciones del Estado relacionadas al cumplimiento e implementación de las sugerencias formuladas al Paraguay por los diferentes mecanismos internacionales de protección de los derechos humanos - Gaceta Oficial

    Adoption: 2015-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-14 | PRY-2015-R-100642

    El citado decreto establece el Sistema de Monitoreo de Recomendaciones (SIMORE) como medio informático en el cual constarán las acciones del Estado relacionadas al cumplimiento e implementación de las sugerencias formuladas al Paraguay por los diferentes mecanismos internacionales de protección de los derechos humanos. Designa al Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y al Ministerio de Justicia como coordinadores del sistema y aprueba el Reglamento de uso del SIMORE.

  38. Marshall Islands - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Committee Act 2015 (P.L. 2015 - 49) [10 MIRC]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-19 | MHL-2015-L-102769

    An Act to create a new Chapter under Title 10 of Marshall Islands Revised Code (MIRC) of 2014 in order to establish a Human Rights Committee; to provide for its membership, functions, powers and administration; to establish a complaints mechanism for the redress of human rights violations, and for related purposes.

  39. Hungary - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act (2015/CLVII.) to promulgate the Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms done in Strasbourg, 24.VI.2013. (2015. évi CLVII. törvényaz emberi jogok és az alapveto szabadságok védelmérol szóló, Rómában, 1950. november 4-én kelt Egyezményt módosító 15. Jegyzokönyv kihirdetésérol) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2015-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-22 | HUN-2015-L-102841

    The Act promulgate the amendment to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in regards of establishment of the European Court of Human Rights.

  40. Kenya - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Act, 2015 (No 21 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-12 | KEN-2015-L-104003

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and their destruction in accordance with the Ottawa convention, and for connected purposes.

  41. Belarus - Human rights - Law, Act

    Decree of the Council of the Ministry of the Republic of Belarus No. 803 of 25 September 2015 "To Approve the Concept of Social Rehabilitation of Persons Suffering from Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, with Obligatory Enrollment into Labour". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-09-25 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-30 | BLR-2015-L-102015

    Approves the Concept of Social Rehabilitation of Persons Suffering from Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, with Obligatory Enrollment into Labour, which sets the general provisions (Chapter I); regulates the procedure of social rehabilitation (adaptation) (Chapter II); sets the goals and objectives of social rehabilitation (adaptation) with obligatory enrollment into labour (Chapter IV); deals with the measures of this conception (Chapter V); regulates the scientific, staff and financial provision of the realization of this conception (Chapter VI); final provisions (Chapter VII).

  42. Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of - Human rights - Law, Act

    Loi du 27 août 2015 modifiant et complétant la loi sur la protection des données personnelles. - Sluzhben Vesnik

    Adoption: 2015-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-04 | MKD-2015-L-103584

    Modifie certaines dispositions relatives aux sanctions prévues pour non respect de certaines prescriptions de la loi. Disponible également en albanais.

  43. Germany - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act on the Status and Tasks of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMRG). (Gesetz über die Rechtsstellung und Aufgaben des Deutschen Instituts für Menschenrechte (DIMRG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | DEU-2015-L-101575

    § 1 Legal status and financing
    § 2 Tasks
    § 3 Organs
    § 4 Membership
    § 5 General Assembly
    § 6 Board of Trustees
    § 7 Chairman
    § 8 Entry into force.

  44. Belarus - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 305-Z of 15 July 2015 "On Combatting Corruption". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-24 | BLR-2015-L-102012

    Introduces, inter alia, general concepts, the principles of combatting corruption, the system of measures for combating corruption (Chapter I); also state bodies who carry out combat against corruption, other organizations participating in the combatting (Chapter II); prevention of corruption (Chapter III); declaration of earnings and property (Chapter IV); corruption violations and elimination of consequences thereof (Chapters V, VI); control and supervision over battling corruption (Chapter VII).
    Also amends, inter alia, the Labour Code, particularly changing the wording of the first part and the title of article 27 which now reads: "Restriction of joint employment of close relatives or persons who are in adoption relations"; supplementing article 47 (Complementary reasons for termination of employment contract with certain categories of workers in certain conditions) with new para 5-1; also makes a minor change in article 198 (Measures for disciplinary penalty).
    Repeals the Law of 20 July 2006 "On Combatting Corruption" (Nationalnij reestr pravovikh aktov Respubliki Belarus, 2006, No.122, 2/1262).

  45. Djibouti - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2015-210/PR/MJDH du 11 juillet 2015 portant application de la loi n° 59/AN/14/7eme L portant organisation et fonctionnement de la Commission nationale des Droits de l'Homme. - Décret

    Adoption: 2015-07-11 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-11 | DJI-2015-R-99842

    Sont créées quatres sous-commissions dont chacune aura notamment à veiller sur le respect et la mise en oeuvre d'un instrument ou plusieurs instruments fondamentaux en matière des droits de l'Homme. Il s'agit de:
    - la sous-commission sur le pacte sur les droits civils et politiques et le pacte sur les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels ;
    - la sous commission sur la convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes, sur la convention sur les droits de l'enfant et sur la convention sur droits des personnes handicapées ;
    - la sous-commission sur la convention contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants et sur la convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination raciale et ;
    - la sous-commission sur les instruments régionaux des droits de l'Homme.

  46. Kyrgyzstan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No.148 of 4 July 2015 "On Reproductive Rights of Citizens and Guarantees of their Realization". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2015-07-04 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-20 | KGZ-2015-L-102057

    Introduces general provisions; sphere of impact of this law; organizational bases of realization of reproductive rights of citizens, which includes state policy in the sphere of protection of reproductive rights, state regulation in this sphere, competencies of state executive bodies. Further, deals with reproductive rights and guarantees of their realization, which include, inter alia, right to reproductive choice, right to services in this sphere, right to safe pregnancy, right to infertility treatment, right to use of contraception, use of surrogate motherhood, donation of sex cells, artificial fertilization. The final provisions introduce, inter alia, financing of state agencies who carry out protection reproductive rights.
    Repeals the previous Law "On Reproductive Rights of Citizens and Guarantees of their Realization" (Vedomosti Jogorku Kenesha Kirgizskoj Respubliki, 2007, No.7-9, page 716).

  47. Madagascar - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2015-925 du 9 juin 2015 fixant les modalités d'organisation des élections des membres du Haut conseil pour la défence de la démocratie et de l'Etat de droit (HCDDED).

    Adoption: 2015-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-30 | MDG-2015-R-101737

  48. Belarus - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No.276-Z of 4 June 2015 "On Alternative Service". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-01 | BLR-2015-L-102014

    Introduces the concept of the alternative service as a socially useful activity carried out by the citizens of Belarus instead of military service, also the category of citizens who can be directed to carry out alternative service and organizations appropriate for that (Chapter I). Further, sets the state regulation of alternative service (Chapter II); replacement of military service with alternative service (Chapter III); carrying out alternative service (Chapter IV); social rights and guarantees for citizens carrying out alternative service (Chapter V); final provisions (Chapter VI).

  49. Canada - Human rights - Law, Act

    Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (CHAPTER A-1.2). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-01 | CAN-2015-L-99609

  50. Nicaragua - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 13-2015, de 26 de mayo, que reglamenta la Ley núm. 820, "Ley de Promoción, Protección y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos ante el VIH y Sida, para su Prevención y Atención" - Asamblea Nacional

    Adoption: 2015-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-29 | NIC-2016-R-102155

    El citado decreto reglamenta la Ley núm. 820, "Ley de Promoción, Protección y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos ante el VIH y Sida, para su Prevención y Atención". El reglamento se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - CAPITULO I: Disposiciones Generales
    - CAPITULO II: Información, Educación y Prevención, ante el VIH y Sida
    - CAPITULO III: En la Detección Precoz
    - CAPITULO IV: De los Derechos y Deberes de las Personas con VIH y Sida
    - CAPITULO V: De la Responsabilidad Institucional Pública y Privada ante el VIH y Sida
    - CAPÍTULO VI: De la Comisión Nicaragüense del Sida, CONISIDA
    - CAPÍTULO VII: Aplicación de la Ley
    - CAPÍTULO VIII: Disposiciones Finales y Transitorias

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