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Name: Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Children, 2007 (No. 05/NA) (Promulgated under Decree No. 04/PO of 16 January 2007).
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2006-12-27
Entry into force:
ISN: LAO-2006-L-81057
Bibliography: English translation English translation Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR PDF PDF (consulted on 2009-04-16)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Lao PDR National Assembly PDF of Law in Lao PDF of Law in Lao (consulted on 2014-02-11)
Abstract/Citation: Defines principles, rules and measures relating to the administration, monitoring and inspection of the implementation of the protection of the rights and interests of multi-ethnic children, including measures against those committing offences towards children, in order to ensure that children are whole in body, mind and spirit1, so that children have good attitude, knowledge and ability and are able to have good lives in the society and become good successors of the nation. Includes penalties for employment of children under 14 years of age and employing children over the limit of hours or to perform heavy work as prescribed by the Labour Law (articles 83 and 84).

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