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Basic labour law information

Afghanistan - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Afghanistan, 1382 (2004)

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Law (No. 35 of 2007).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Procedure Code.
     Law on the Prohibition of Torture (1396/02/02) [2017].
     Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law, 2009 (Presidential Decree No. 91 of 20 July 2009).

01.05) Human rights
     Law on the Structure, Duties and Mandate of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (No. 3471).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Law on Gatherings, Strikes, and Demonstrations, 2003.
     Law on Social Organizations.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Law Prohibiting Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (1395/11/10) [2017].
     Law on the Prohibition of Torture (1396/02/02) [2017].

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Juvenile Code.
     Law ratifying the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law, 2009 (Presidential Decree No. 91 of 20 July 2009).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Law No. 504.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Interministerial Decree No. 230 of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan on overtime work.

14) Occupational safety and health
     Decree on the principal standards governing occupational safety and methods of prevention.
     Interministerial Decree No. 226 of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan on the distribution of work clothes and personal protective equipment.

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Nuclear Energy Law (30/06/1394) [2015].

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Mining Law (25/05/1393) [2014] (G. No. 1143).

17) Migrant workers
     Regulation for Sending Afghan Workers Abroad, 1384 [2005]

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Law (25/05/1393) [2014] (G. No. 1143).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Service Code, 2005.
     Law on State Contract-Employees, 1971.
     Law on Civil Service (No. 173).
     Civil Servants Law, 2008.

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Last updated: Wednesday - 25th November 2020