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Basic labour law information

Iraq - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Republic of Iraq, 2005.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Law, 2015.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Iraqi Penal Code (Law No. 111 of 1969)

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Iraqi Law of Protection and Improvement of the Environment, No. 27 of 2009.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act No. 52 on trade union organizations [LS 1987 - Iraq 1].

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Act No. 8 of 1988 on combatting prostitution.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Instruction No. 19 of 1987 (on Child Labour)

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Law to provide for the equality of women with men as regards rights and financial advantages. No. 191.

07.01) Labour inspection
     Instructions No. 2 of 1987 concerning the Labour Inspection System.

11) Cooperatives
     The Cooperatives Act (Ch. 1) (No. 58 of 1982).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Instructions No. 22 of 1987 Concerning Occupational Safety and Health
     Law No. 6 of 1988 concerning the National Commission for Occupational Hygiene and Safety.
     Directive No.4 of 2001 on occupational diseases.

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Iraqi Law on Prevention of Ionizing Radiation, No. 99 of 1980.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Law No. 11 of 2014 on Social Protection.
     Law of pension and social security for workers 1971. No. 39.

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Law No. 9 of 2014 on Unified Retirement Law.

16) Maternity protection
     Instructions No. 2 of 2015 Protecting and Promoting Breastfeeding.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Law No. 24/1960 for the Civil Service

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Last updated: Monday - 29th November 2021