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  1. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Child Justice Act, 2015 (No. 23 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-04 | ATG-2016-L-102696

    AN ACT to establish a criminal justice process for children accused of committing offences based on restorative justice and which aims at protecting the rights of children; to provide for the minimum age of criminal capacity of such children; to institute diversion of cases away from formal court procedures; to establish assessment of children and an initial inquiry as compulsory procedures; to extend the sentencing options available in respect of children; to consolidate the laws on the administration of justice for children; and for connected purposes.

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

    Children (Care and Adoption) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-04 | ATG-2016-L-102697

    AN ACT to provide for the care and, protection and adoption of children, operation of adoption services and other related matters and for connected purposes.

    Repeals the following Acts:
    (a) The Adoption of Children Act, Cap 9;
    (b) The Guardianship of Infants Act, Cap 197; and
    (c) The Child Care and Protection Act No. 29 of 2003.

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

    Status of Children Act 2015 (No. 25 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-04 | ATG-2016-L-102703

    AN ACT to provide for the equal status of children in Antigua and Barbuda.

  4. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maintenance of and Access to Children Act, 2008 Rectification Order (S.I. 2011, No. 78).

    Adoption: 2011-12-14 | ATG-2011-R-93562

    The Principal Act is rectified in section 31(2)(a) by substituting the word "c" with the word "b".

  5. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Maintenance of and Access to Children Act, 2008 (Act No. 1 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06 | ATG-2008-L-80858

    Seeks improve the way in which maintenance applications and related issues are dealt with by the court and to ensure that both parents of every child have access to that child in order to participate the child's upbringing.

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

    Childcare and Protection Act (No. 29 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-02-26 | ATG-2004-L-67030

    Provides for establishment of Childcare and Protection Agency. Functions of Agency including to monitor private childare facilities in order to promote care and protection of children, to provide counselling and similar therapeutic services for children in need of care and protection, to investigate allegations, reports or complaints of abuse or neglect of children, and to promote the rights of the child and public awareness of those rights. Also makes provision for licensing of childcare facilities, maintenance of appropriate standards in respect of their operations, as well as for certain other matters relating to safety, care and protection of children.

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

    Age of Majority Act, Cap. 11. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1984-12-13 | ATG-1984-L-75905

    Sets the age of majorty in the country at 18 years old.

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

    Employment of Children Prohibition Act, Cap. 151. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1939-12-29 | ATG-1939-L-75918

    Prohbits the employment of children under the age of 12 years.


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