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Afghanistan


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

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
     Law ratifying the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138).
     Juvenile Code.

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

05.03) HIV/AIDS
     Labour Law (No. 35 of 2007).

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

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.
     Civil Servants Law, 2008.
     Law on Civil Service (No. 173).
     Law on State Contract-Employees, 1971.
  
 

  
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