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  1. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Regulation on Child Protection. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-14 | SAU-2015-R-101839

    This Excutive Regulation aims to:
    1. Emphasize on the decisions taken by Islamic law and regulations and international agreements to which the Kingdom is a party to and that preserve the rights of the child and protect him from all forms of abuse and neglect.
    2. Protect the child from all forms of abuse and neglect and manifestations which he/she might be exposed to in the environment surrounding it (school- home-neighbourhood- public places), both signed that a person who had jurisdiction over the child or the authority or responsibility or his relationship with him in any way.
    3. Guaranteeing the Rights of the children who were subjected to abuse and neglect by providing specialist care facilities.
    4. Raise awareness of children's rights, and educating the children about their rights to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

  2. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of Ministers Resolution No. 50 of 24/11/2014 on approving the child protection regulation. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-26 | SAU-2014-R-98812

    Chapter I: Definitions, Objectives and Preventing Child abuse and Neglect.
    Chapter II: Child Rights and Protection.
    Chapter III: Child Protection Prohibition.
    Chapter IV: Right to child care and responsibilities towards them.
    Chapter V: Penalties.

  3. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of Ministers Resolution No. 247 of June 28, 2010.

    Adoption: 2010-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-18 | SAU-2010-R-89446

    Approves the accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly Resolution A/RES/54/263 of 25 May 2000.

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

    Council of Ministers Resolution No. 248 of June 28, 2010.

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | SAU-2010-R-89447

    Decision No. 248 of June 28, 2010 adopted by the Council of Ministers approving the accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly Resolution A/RES/54/263 of 25 May 2000.

  5. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 2840/1 of 2006 concerning the occupations and jobs that may endanger the minors morals, health and safety. (قرار وزير العمل رقم 2840/1 لسنة 2006 بشأن نوعية المهن والاعمال التي يحتمل ان تعرض صحة وسلامة الاحداث واخلاقهم للخطر) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2006-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2006-12-08 | SAU-2006-R-106498

    This Ministerial Order provides that minors under the age of 17 years are prohibited to engage in the following works:

    1. Work in mines, quarries and extracting mineral materials from the underground.
    2. Industries that involves health hazards .
    3. Hard Works.
    4. Life-threatening racing.
    5. Any work may expose the child to psychological and moral problems.

  6. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 2839/1 of 2006. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2006-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2006-12-08 | SAU-2006-R-106499

    Minors may not work during a period of night the duration of which is not less than twelve consecutive hours, except in the following cases:

    1. Work in family enterprise.
    2. Work in vocational schools and training centers.
    3. Work in bakery, except the time period from 9 pm to 4 am.
    4. Cases of force majeure and emergencies.

  7. Saudi Arabia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ratification of the ILO convention on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

    Adoption: 2001-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-04 | SAU-2001-R-60218

    A Royal Decree ratifying the ILO Convention on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour.


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