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  1. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No.355 of 7 October 2013 to Amend and Supplement, as well as to repeal Several Legal Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2013-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-08 | UZB-2013-L-96323

    Amends, inter alia, Law on Social Protection of the Disabled, rephrasing articles 11 (Responsibility for failure to fulfill duties to ensure unhindered access of the disabled to sites of social infrastructure, use of transport, transport communications, means of communication and information), 25 (guaranteeing employment of the disabled).
    Amends Law on the Employment of the Population introducing wording changes to articles 2 (employment of the population), 3 (recognition as unemployed), 4 (appropriate job), 7 (additional guarantees of job placement for certain categories of population), 10 (right to job placement), 13 (labor activity of the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan out of the country and the labor activity of foreign citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan), 16 (competencies of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and its local bodies in the field of employment), also minor changes to articles 17, 18, 22, 27.
    Amends Code of Administrative Responsibilities supplementing article 47 (failure to fulfill the duties of upbringing and educating) with a new part, rephrasing article 50 (violation of the legislation on the employment of the population), supplementing it with the new articles 51 (1) (violation of the legislation on the social protection of the disabled), 179 (4) (violation of the legislation on stock activity) changing the wording of article 99 (violation of the legislation on city construction), introducing minor wording changes, inter alia, to articles 100, 101, 165, 174 (1), 175; amends also Labor Code changing the wording of articles 60 (recognition as unemployed), 68 (additional guarantees for job placement to certain categories of population), supplementing Code with a new article 247 (1) (additional guarantees for the graduates of educational institutions), also introducing minor changes to articles 63, 65, 72, 84, 90, 107, 119, 149, 150, 160, 258, repealing articles 251, 252.
    Repeals Law No.173-II from 15 December 2000 on the Responsibility of Legal Entities for Violations in the field of Construction (Vedomosti Olij Majlisa Respubliki Uzbekistan, 2001, No.1-2, p.21).

  2. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 223-XII of 15 February 1991 on Public Associations in the Republic of Uzbekistan [Consolidation, 9 September 2009]. (закон от 15 февраля 1991 года N223-XII Об общественных объединениях в Республике Узбекистан) - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2009-09-09 | Date of entry into force: 1991-02-15 | UZB-2009-L-85606

    Chapter I: General Principles
    Chapter II: Creation of Public Associations and Cessation of Their Activities
    Chapter III: Rights and Conditions of Public Associations' Activities
    Chapter IV: Control Over the Activities of Public Associations. Responsibility for Violation of the Legislation
    Chapter V: International Ties of Public Associations. International Public Associations. International Treaties

  3. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 30 November 2006 to amend and supplement the Act on mass media [Consolidation] (Text No. 4).

    Adoption: 2006-11-30 | UZB-2006-L-76495

  4. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 617 of 30 April 2004 on financing of political parties (Text No. 86).

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | UZB-2004-L-68166

    Contains provisions on State financing and its sources, donations to political parties, and control of the use by political parties of their funds.

  5. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 618 of 1 May 1998 to amend and supplement the Act on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations (Text No. 99)[Consolidation]. - Act ( in Russian)

    Adoption: 1998-05-01 | UZB-1998-L-51790

  6. Uzbekistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 337-I of 26 December 1996 on Political Parties (Text No. 36).

    Adoption: 1996-12-26 | UZB-1996-L-47190

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

    Decree No. UP-1611 of 31 October 1996 on the creation of a National Centre for human rights (Text No. 202).

    Adoption: 1996-10-31 | UZB-1996-R-47205

    Defines basic tasks of the Centre (inter alia, elaboration of an action plan, development of collaboration with international and national organizations, coordination of State bodies activities), its legal status and financing.

  8. Vanuatu - Human rights - Law, Act

    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Ratification) Act 2008 (Act No. 11 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-23 | VUT-2008-L-88504

    An Act to provide for the ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

  9. Vanuatu - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Compensation (Forms) Regulations No. 29 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-17 | VUT-1994-R-42137

    Provides forms for claims under Compensation Act No. 11 of 1994.

  10. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ley sobre procedimientos especiales en materia de protección familiar de niños, niñas y adolescentes. - Tribunal Supremo de Justicia

    Adoption: 2010-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2010-12-09 | VEN-2010-L-85682

    Tiene por objeto regular los procedimientos especiales en materia de protección familiar de niños, niñas y adolescentes de carácter administrativo y judicial, como lo son la conciliación, la mediación y otros medios de iniciativa popular para resolver las controversias familiares, proteger los derechos humanos y garantías de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, así como para promover la paz, la armonía familiar, comunitaria y social.

  11. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 3235, de 20 de enero de 1999, por el que se reglamenta la ley orgánica del trabajo.

    Adoption: 1999-01-20 | VEN-1999-R-52783

    El reglamento rige las situaciones y relaciones jurídicas derivadas del trabajo como hecho social, en los términos consagrados en la Ley Orgánica del Trabajo. Consta de 267 artículos en los que, entre otras cuestiones, se aborda: el ámbito de aplicación; las fuentes del derecho del trabajo; los principios fundamentales del derecho del trabajo; la relación individual de trabajo (sujetos, contrato de trabajo, situación del empleador, suspensión y extinción de la relación de trabajo, condiciones de trabajo, la protección de la maternidad y la familia y la prescripción de las acciones); la libertad sindical (régimen jurídico de las organizaciones sindicales, la acción sindical y la tutela de la libertad sindical); y la administración del trabajo.

  12. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ley sobre protección a la privacidad de las comunicaciones.

    Adoption: 1991-12-16 | VEN-1991-L-27586

  13. Viet Nam - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law on Law Dissemination and Education (Law No. 14/2012/QH13). (Luât pho biên, giáo duc pháp luât) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | VNM-2012-L-91651

    This Law provides for citizen's rights to be informed of law and responsibility to inquire into and study law; contents and forms of law dissemination and education; responsibilities of competent agencies, organizations and individuals; and conditions for law dissemination and education activities.

  14. Viet Nam - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 81/2000/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the Ordinance on public-labour obligation.

    Adoption: 2000-12-29 | VNM-2000-R-58753

    Makes provision for annual public-labour obligation. Obligation to perform annual public labour applies to Vietnamese citizens, aged between 18 and 45 for men, and between 18 and 35 for women. Annual public-labour obligation is 10 workdays for every citizen. Also makes provision for exemption from this obligation, public-labour obligation in emergency cases, labour accidents while performing public-labour obligation, responsibilities of ministries and people's committees of different levels, and sanctions.

  15. Viet Nam - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance on public labour obligations (No.15/1999/PL-UBTVQH).

    Adoption: 1999-09-03 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | VNM-1999-R-56204

    Provides for citizens' public labour obligations. Establishes that each citizen must contribute 10 workdays of annual public labour. Annual public labour shall be used for the construction and renovation of traffic roads, irrigation works, health stations, veterans' graveyards, and other public-utility projects. Section 10 provides for exemptions from this obligation, and Chapter III for public labour obligations in emergency situations.

  16. Viet Nam - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 21-CP of the Government Issuing the "Provisional Regulation on the management, establishment and use of Internet network in Vietnam".

    Adoption: 1997-03-05 | VNM-1997-R-46829

    The Government shall manage and control the Internet as well as international gateways; all organizations using the Internet must install their server in Viet Nam and use prescribed gateways. Information accessed and transmitted through the Internet must conform with the Law on Press; consequently, such information shall not "incite opposition to the state", "disseminate reactionary ideologies and cultures", nor portray "the lecherous and depraved way of life".

  17. Viet Nam - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 136-TTg of the Prime Minister on the Establishment of the National Coordinating Commission for the Internet Network in Vietnam.

    Adoption: 1997-03-05 | VNM-1997-R-46830

  18. Viet Nam - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law on the Press

    Adoption: 1989-12-28 | VNM-1989-L-38288

    Provides that the press in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam encompasses all means of disseminating information essential to social life; it constitutes the voice of the Party, of the State and social organizations and is a platform for the people's will. Guarantees the citizens' right to freedom of the press and freedom of speech in the press. Also provisions on rights and obligations of the press, state jurisdiction over the press and commendations and rewards, judging of violations. Replaces Law No. 100 SL-L 002 of 20 May 1957 defining the status of the press.

  19. Yemen - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 13 of 2012 concerning the Right of Access to Information. - Legislation online in English Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-24 | YEM-2012-L-93310

    PART I
    Chapter I: Naming and Definitions
    Chapter II: Objectives

    PART II - Freedom of Access to Information
    Chapter I: Principles of the Right of Access to Information
    Chapter II: Request for Access to Information
    Chapter III: Exceptions
    Chapter IV: Commissioner-General of the Information

    PART III - Protection of Information
    PART IV - Privacy Policy
    PART V - Offences and Sanctions
    PART VI - General and Final Provisions

  20. Yemen - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prime Minister Order No. 111, 2004 for the Formation of the Technical Committee of the Ministry of Human Rights, Identifying its Tasks and Competency.

    Adoption: 2004-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-27 | YEM-2004-R-76242

    First, the Order defines the structure of the Committee.
    Second, the Order specifies the role of the technical committee in assisting the Minister of Human Rights in the following areas: commenting on human rights conventions and treaties; studying the different reports on human rights and commenting on it; and enhancing the relationship between the Ministry and other parties in order to protect human rights.

  21. Yemen - Human rights - Law, Act

    Decree No. 255, 2003 on the Regulatory By-Law of the Ministry of Human Rights (MHR). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-11-29 | YEM-2003-L-83551

    Regulates the activities of the MHR.

  22. Yemen - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 66 of 1991 on Parties and Political Organizations. - English translation

    Adoption: 1991-10-16 | YEM-1991-L-50936

    S. 5 provides for the right to form or join a political party or organization.

  23. Yemen - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 25 of 1990 regarding Press and Publications. - English translation

    Adoption: 1990-12-23 | YEM-1990-L-50935

    Provides for freedom of speech and freedom of press, sets forth requirements to work as a journalist, and specifies which types of materials may not be published or broadcast. Available in English.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Millennium Challenge Compact Act, 2013 (No. 6 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-22 | ZMB-2013-L-94945

    An Act to give effect to the Millenium Challenge Compact and Program Implementation Agreement; expand access to; and improve reliability of, water supply, sanitation and drainage services in select urban and peri-urban areas of Lusakain order to reduce the incidence of waterborne and water related diseases; generate time savings for households and businesses and reduce non revenue water in the water supply network by improving water supply and sanitation and drainage services; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  27. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Act (Act No. 16 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-23 | ZMB-2003-L-107963

    An Act to constitute the Zambia Anti-Personnel Mines Action Centre; to prohibit the use, stockpiling, production, development, acquisition and transfer of anti-personnel mines and ensure the destruction of the mines; to provide for fact-finding missions to Zambia; to provide for international co-operation; to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, of 1997; and to provide for matters connected with and incidental to the foregoing.

  28. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Act (No. 39 of 1996). - Human Rights Commission

    Adoption: 1996-12-12 | ZMB-1996-L-66449

    Provides for function, powers and composition of Human Rights Commission. Functions of Commission include investigation of human rights violations; investigation of any maladministration of justice; and proposing effective measures to prevent human rights abuse.

  29. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Emergency Powers Act, Cap. 108 (No. 43 of 1964). - Emergency Powers Act Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1964-10-24 | ZMB-1964-L-66424

    Empowers President to make emergency regulations whenever an emergency proclamation is in force. President may make provision for detention of persons and restriction of movement. President may also authorise taking into possession or control of any property or undertaking; entering and search of any premise, as well as some other measures.

  30. Zambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Preservation of Public Security Act (No. 5 of 1960), as amended through 1964. - Preservation of Public Security Act

    Adoption: 1960-03-04 | ZMB-1960-L-66423

    Empowers president to take certain measures for the preservation of public security. These include prohibition of publication and dissemination of matter perjudicial to public security; prohibition, restriction and control of assemblies; and prohibition, restriction and control of residence, movement and transport of persons. President may also require persons to do work and render services.

  31. 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

  32. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Law, Act

    Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act, 2012 (Act No. 2 of 2012) (Cap. 10:30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-12 | ZWE-2012-L-89593

    The purpose of this Act is to make provision for the powers and operation of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission.

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

    Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (Registration, Accreditation and Levy) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. 169C of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-06-15 | ZWE-2002-R-62117

    Regulates application for registration of mass media services and news agencies, as well as application for accreditation of journalists. Also provides for application for renewal of registration and accreditation and for levy payable to Media and Information Fund. Schedules contain prescribed forms for application.

  34. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Law, Act

    Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, [Chapter 10:27]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | ZWE-2002-L-62408

    Comprehensive legislation on public's right to access to records and information held by public bodies. Part I contains general provisions. Part II regulates access to information, including modalities of request and response. Part III contains provisions regarding protected information. Part IV deals with information pertaining to third parties. Establishes requirement to notify third party if information concerned pertains to third party. Part V provides for collection, protection and retention of personal information, and Part VI for use and disclosure of personal information by public bodies. Part VII establishes Media and Information Commission, and regulates its functions and powers. Part VIII establishes Media and Information Fund. Parts IX and X deal with power of, and review by Commission. Part XI provides for regulation of Mass Media Services. Part XII deals with activities of journalists. Finally, Part XIII contains general provisions.

  35. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Law, Act

    Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act [Chapter 11:19]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-03-16 | ZWE-2001-L-101331

    To enable effect to be given within Zimbabwe to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, signed at Oslo, Norway, on the 18th September, 1997.

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

    Political Parties (Finance) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. 36 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-01-27 | ZWE-1995-R-41986

    Provides necessary form for registering a political party. Made under Political Parties (Finance) Act, 1992.

  37. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act [Chapter 10:18]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-09-10 | ZWE-1982-L-101337

    AN ACT to make provision for the Ombudsman, the Deputy Ombudsman and the staff of the Ombudsman; to provide for their powers, duties and procedures; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

  38. Zimbabwe - Human rights - Law, Act

    War Victims Compensation Act [Chapter 11:16]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-11-14 | ZWE-1980-L-101332

  39. - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of 9 September 2004 on the creation of the Commission for International Humanitarian Law of Serbia and Montenegro (Text No. 261).

    Adoption: 2004-09-09 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-18 | YUG-2004-M-68451

    Provides for the composition of the Commission and its main tasks (development of humanitary right, measures proposal, development of international cooperation).

  40. - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 2004/11 of 5 May 2004 on the registration of political parties in Kosovo. - English translation

    Adoption: 2004-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-05 | YUG-2004-R-68354

  41. - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 2003/8 of 15 April 2003 amending UNMIK Regulation No. 2003/38 on the establishment of the Ombudsperson institution in Kosovo. - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2003-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-11 | YUG-2003-R-66369

  42. - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Charter on Human and Minority Rights and Citizens' Freedoms of 28 February 2003.

    Adoption: 2003-02-28 | YUG-2003-M-68879

    Contains provisions on probihition of discrimination and presents fundamental rights and freedoms (article 32 deals with freedom of association and article 40 with right to work). Part III establishes the rights of the members of national minorities.

  43. - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 26 February 2002 on the protection of rights and liberties of national minorities (Text No. 96). - English translation

    Adoption: 2002-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-05 | YUG-2002-L-61047

    Regulates means of realizing individual and collective rights guaranteed to members of national minorities by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia or international agreements. Prohibits discrimination and provides for measures to ensure equality of rights, freedom of speech and protection of acquired rights. Also provides for right to use mother tongue, culture and traditions, education in mother tongue and use of national symbols.

  44. - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 28 December 2000 on financing of political parties (Text No. 712).

    Adoption: 2000-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-05 | YUG-2000-L-58828

  45. - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 2000/38 of 30 June 2000 on the establishment of the Ombudsperson institution in Kosovo. - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2000-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2000-06-30 | YUG-2000-R-66382

  46. - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 2000/16 of 21 March 2000 on the registration and operation of political parties in Kosovo. - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2000-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 2000-03-21 | YUG-2000-R-66381

    Governs the registration, operation and dissolution of political parties in Kosovo.

  47. - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law of 12 May 1998 on Protection of Personal Data.

    Adoption: 1998-05-12 | YUG-1998-L-62761

    Provides that personal data can be collected, processed and used in Yugoslavia only for legitimate public purposes or when authorized in writing by the concerned individuals.

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