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  1. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 on Child Rights. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-15 | ARE-2016-L-104100

    Chapter I: General Provision.
    Chapter II: Fundamental Rights.
    Chapter III: Family Rights.
    Chapter IV: Health Rights.
    Chapter V: Social Rights.
    Chapter VI: Cultural Rights.
    Chapter VII: Educational Rights.
    Chapter VIII: Right to Protection.
    Chapter IX: Protection Mechanisms.
    Chapter X: Protection Measures.
    Chapter XI: Penalties.
    Chapter XII: Final Provisions.

  2. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 368 of 2014 on the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 1 of 2012 Concerning the Custody of Children of Unknown Parentage. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-25 | ARE-2014-R-98720

    The preamble
    Chapter I: Definitions.
    Chapter II: Procedures to be followed whoever finds a child of unknown parentage.
    Chapter III: The establishment and the care homes competences, and the conditions of accepting the child of unknown parentage at the home care.
    Chapter IV: Regulates the custody of the child of unknown parentage.
    Chapter V: Following the adopted child's status.
    Chapter VI: The Committee's work system.
    Chapter VII: The custodial family obligations
    Chapter VIII: Expiry of the Custody.

  3. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 1 of 2012 Concerning the Custody of Children of Unknown Parentage. - Legislation online in English Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-08 | ARE-2012-L-92738

    This Law aims at:
    1. Organizing the care of children of unknown parentage by the State by establishing and developing state homes and foster families to provide health, psychological, social, entertainment and educational care for them.
    2. Ensuring the rights and civil liberties of the children of unknown parentage and protecting their private lives and their right of personal security while preserving their best interests.
    3. Protecting the children of unknown parentage from abuse, inhumane treatment and neglect.
    4. Creating and ensuring the living conditions necessary for their normal growth and their upbringing according to the Islamic principles and social values.

  4. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision of Camel Race Association regarding employment of children as camel jockeys.

    Adoption: 2002-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-09-01 | ARE-2002-R-64979

    Establishes that a camel jockey shall not be less than 15 years old. Camel jockey shall also be of good health, and be in possession of a medical certificate. Also provides for penalties for violation of these provisions.

  5. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Ratification of the ILO Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)Convention (No. 111) and on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No. 182).

    Adoption: 2001-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-29 | ARE-2001-L-60219

    The texts of both conventions are appended in Arabic.

  6. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 5/1 of 1981 concerning operations that are dangerous, arduous or detrimental to health and for which it shall be unlawful to employ young persons therein. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981 | ARE-1981-R-68087

    Specifies that such work is prohibited for young persons under the age of 17.

  7. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 47/1 of 1980 exempting some institutions from some of the provisions stipulated in the Labour Law pertaining to the employment of Women and Minors. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-57577

    Establishes that certain educational and charitable institutions whose main objective is the education and vocational training of women and adolescents shall be exempted from sections 20, 22, 23, 27 and 35 of the Labour Code No. 8 of 1980.


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