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Name: Law of the Child Act, 2009 (Act No. 21 of 2009) (Cap. 13).
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2009-11-20
Entry into force:
ISN: TZA-2009-L-86527
Bibliography: Acts and Bills on-line Acts and Bills on-line Parliament of Tanzania PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-05-06)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide for reform and consolidation of laws relating to children, to stipulate rights of the child and to promote, protect and maintain the welfare of a child with a view to giving effect to international and regional conventions on the rights of the child; to provide for affiliation, foster care, adoption and custody of the child; to further regulate employment and apprenticeship; to make provisions with respect to a child in conflict with law and to provide for related matters.

Repeals the following Acts:
- the Affiliation Act
- the Adoption Act
- the Day Care Centres Act
- the Children and Young Persons Act
- the Children Home (Regulation) Act

Also makes numerous consequential amendments to the Law of Marriage Act, Cap. 29; the Employment and Labour Relations Act; the Penal Code; and the Criminal Procedure Act.
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