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

    Law N 91(I) of 2014 on Preventing and Combating the Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-07-04 | CYP-2014-L-100675

    The Law revises the legal framework governing the prevention and combating of the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and it is promulgated for the purposes of harmonizing national legislation with the following instruments:

    - Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001, on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings;
    - European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011, on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA;

    as well as for the purposes of optimal implementation of the following Acts:

    - Law N 6(III) of 2006 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;
    - Law N 11(III) of 2003 ratifying the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime and the Protocols thereto;
    - Laws N 22(III) of 2004, 12(III) of 2010 and 14(III) of 2013 on the Convention on Cybercrime;
    - Laws N 243 of 1990, 5(III) of 2000 and 9(III) of 2010 on the Convention on the Rights of the Child;
    - Law N 23(III) of 2005 ratifying the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights;
    - Law ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, adopted in Lanzarote on 25 October 2007.

    PART I: CONSTRUCTION OF NOTIONS, PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION
    (Articles 2-5)
    PART II: CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND JURISDICTION OF COURTS
    (Articles 6-30)
    PART III: RIGHTS AND PROTECTION OF THE VICTIMS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS - RIGHT OF VICTIMS TO COMPENSATION
    (Articles 31-44)
    PART IV: ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT TO VICTIMS
    (Articles 45-46)
    PART V: SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF OFFENSES OF SEXUAL NATURE AGAINST MINORS
    (Articles 47-51)
    PART VI: PREVENTION PROGRAMMES AND INTERVENTION MEASURES
    (Articles 52-56)
    PART VII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    (Articles 57-58)

    The Law repeals the Laws N 87(I) of 2007 and 13(I) of 2012 on the Legal Framework regulating the Special Protection of Persons who are Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation.

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

    Law N 60(I) of 2014 on the Prevention, Fighting against Trafficking in and Exploitation of Human Beings and Protection of Victims. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-04-15 | CYP-2014-L-100603

    The Law revises the legal framework governing the prevention, fighting against trafficking in and exploitation of human beings and protection of victims and it is promulgated for the purposes of harmonizing national legislation with the following instruments:

    - Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001, on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings;
    - Council Directive 2004/81/EC of 29 April 2004, on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities;
    - European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/36/EU of 5 April 2011, on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA;

    as well as for the purposes of optimal implementation of the following Acts:

    - Law N 11(III) of 2003 ratifying the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime and the Protocols thereto, and especially the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime;
    - Law N 57 of 1983 ratifying the Convention for the suppression of the traffic in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others;
    - Law N 6(III) of 2006 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of the child, on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;
    - Law 38(III) of 2007 ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

    PART I: CONSTRUCTION OF NOTIONS, PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION (Articles 2-5)
    PART II: CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND JURISDICTION OF COURTS
    (Articles 6-28)
    PART III: RIGHTS AND PROTECTION OF THE VICTIMS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS - RIGHT OF VICTIMS TO COMPENSATION
    (Articles 29-41)
    PART IV: RECOGNITION, ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS
    SECTION 1: General Provisions (Articles 42-50)
    SECTION 2: Special Provisions for Victims who are European Citizens or Third-country Nationals (Articles 51-60)
    PART V: PREVENTION PROGRAMMES AND INTERVENTION MEASURES
    (Article 61)
    PART VI: VICTIMS SUPPORT FUND AND ADMINISTRATIVE STEPS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRESENT LAW
    (Articles 62-70)
    PART VII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    (Articles 71-72)

    The present Law prevails over the Laws N 87(I) of 2007 and 13(I) of 2012 on the Legal Framework regulating the Special Protection of Persons who are Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation.

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

    Law N 13(I) of 2012 amending Law N 87(I) of 2007 on the Legal Framework regulating the Special Protection of Persons who are Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-03-09 | CYP-2012-L-100005

    Amends article 47 of Law N 87(I) of 2007 concerning the establishment of a multi-contextual coordinating committee for protecting victims and combatting sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking in human beings.

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

    Law N 15(I) of 2012 amending Law N 48(I) of 2001 concerning the Protection of Young Persons at Work. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-03-09 | CYP-2012-L-100011

    Article 2 of Law N 15(I) of 2012 replaces article 3 of Law N 48(I) of 2001 regarding the Law's scope of application, which covers the employment of young persons by any employer and excludes the circumstantial, temporary and short term employment that is considered as non prejudicial, non detrimental and non hazardous for the adolescents working at family business. Article 3 of the present Law, by supplementing article 6 of the amended Law N 48(I) of 2001, ensures an at least one-month-period of free work during school vacations for children placed under a combined dual programme of training and work. Article 4 of the present Law introduces additional provision to article 7 of the amended Law, which provides that children employed in the activities specified under the present article should be accompanied, during their working hours, by their parent or guardian or, if not possible, by an authorized minder. Article 6 of Law N 15(I) of 2012 abolishes articles 14, 19 and 20 and appendices I and II of Law N 48(I) of 2001. Article 8 of the present Law amends article 24 of Law N 48(I) of 2001, by requiring the labor inspectors' continuing vocational training on the rights of the child and protection of its interests, as well as the taking of necessary measures to facilitate the exercise of their duty. Article 13 of the present Law inserts new article 31B concerning the constitution of an "Advisory Committee for the Employment of Children", competent for general policy issues during the application of the present Law.

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

    Law No. 6(III) of 2006, ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

    Adoption: 2006-03-10 | CYP-2006-L-81229

    Cyprus became a signatory to the Protocol the 8 Feb 2001. The Law adapts the national legislation to the stipulations of article 3 of the Protocol, related to crimes against children. It also makes reference to the obligations of legal persons, and to the extension of competence of the national courts.

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

    Law No. 24(III) of 2004, which ratifies the Hague Convention of 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | CYP-2004-L-80557

    Ratifies the 1996 Hague Convention on Parental Responsibility and Protection of Children, and assigns to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order the role of competent authority on the matter.

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

    Act No. 48(I) of 2001 concerning the Protection of Young Persons at Work. - English Summary

    Adoption: 2001-04-06 | CYP-2001-L-60226

    Provides for the protection of adolescents (15 to 18 years of age) and of young persons (under 18 years of age) at work. Abolishes the work of children. Work of children 14 years old or older shall take place in the framework of work-training with permission of the Minister of Labour and Social Security. Provides for the employment of children for special cultural, artistic, athletic or advertising purposes, with permission of the Minister, under certain conditions and for a determined period of time. Defines working conditions, hours of work and of rest periods, weekly rest and holidays, and establishes restrictions concerning night work. Set forth obligations of employers and prohibits work which may pose any kind of risk to a young person's or child's physical and mental health. Establishes free medical examination for young persons at work, under the employer's responsibility. Provides for special labour inspectors to deal with work of children and young persons.

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

    Act No 31(III) of 2000 to ratify the International Convention No 182 (1st of June 1999) concerning the prohibition of and immediate action against the worst forms of child labour.

    Adoption: 2000-11-17 | CYP-2000-L-59061

    Text also available in English.

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

    Act amending acts on employment of children and young persons (No. 21/1 de 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-02-18 | CYP-2000-L-59106

    Regulates employment of children and young persons. Prohibits employment of children of less than 15 years of age, as well as employment of children in industrial enterprises. A child of at least 15 years of age may be employed as an apprentice so as to receive a professional education, provided he has authorisation by the minister. Also prohibits employment of children and young workers for underground work and work in mines.

  10. Cyprus - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 3(1) of 2000 on Combating of Trafficking in Persons and Sexual Exploitation of Children. - http://www.legislationline.org

    Adoption: 2000 | CYP-2000-L-65049

    Inter alia provides for the prohibition of the sexual exploitation of adults and the trafficking of children for the purpose of their sexual exploitation or ill-treatment. Provides penalties against anyone who produces, obtains, possesses, carries or in any way imports or exports or places into circulation certain pornographic materials.

  11. Cyprus - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 87(I) of 9 July 1999 to amend Acts concerning childrens' and young persons' employment.

    Adoption: 1999-07-09 | CYP-1999-L-54176

    Sets forth restrictions concerning employment of children and young persons. Minimum age is set at 15 years. For industrial work, minimum age is set at 16 years. Forbids the employment of children or young persons in an underground workplace or in mines. Fixes the working hours at 36 hours per week or 7 hours and 15 minutes per day. Defines the days and the hours of rest and conditions of employment of children or young persons who take night classes. Prohibits night work for children and young persons with certain exceptions related to entertainment or education.

  12. Cyprus - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 17(III) of 1997 to ratify Convention No. 138 concerning minimum age for admission to employment.

    Adoption: 1997-06-27 | CYP-1997-L-47742


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