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  1. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    CAMFEBA Plan of Action on the Elimination of Child Labour (WF) (CAMFEBA - PAECL) In Cambodia (2012 - 2016). - Document on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08 | KHM-2012-M-93470

    Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) have developed a plan of action which is based on existing government policies laws of Cambodia in order to reinforce and contribution the government¿s objectives in reducing and eliminating child labour in the country.

  2. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 62/08 on the Use of Court Screen and Courtroom TV-Linked Testimony from Child/Vulnerable Victims or Witnesses. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10-06 | KHM-2008-R-93362

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Court Screen
    Chapter III - Application for courtroom TV-linked testimony from child/vulnerable victims
    Chapter IV - Roles and Responsibilities of Support Person and Court Staff during TV-Linked Testimony
    Chapter V - Protection of Child/Vulnerable Victim or Witness
    Chapter VI - Recording
    Chapter VII - Final Provisions

  3. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Plan of Action on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (NPA-WFCL) 2008-2012.

    Adoption: 2008-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2008 | Date of end of application: 2013 | KHM-2008-M-93428

    The NPA-WFCL mirrors the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2006-2010 and the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals (CMDG) goals of reducing the incidence of child labour to 8% by 2015. It adopts an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to child labour reduction, and envisages the active involvement of all key stakeholders. The plan contains 8 areas of action: (1) research and study (to generate information needed to guide policy and raise awareness); (2) policy and institutional development (to strengthen the policy framework and institutional capacity to implement policy); (3) legislation and enforcement (to strengthen the legal framework and national capacity for enforcement); (4) advocacy, networking and social mobilisation (to raise awareness of child labour and national commitment to address it); (5) education (to provide a viable alternative to child labour); (6) prevention (to address supply- and demand-side factors causing children to enter worst forms of child labour); (7) protection (to protect the existing stock of older (15-17 year-old) child workers from workplace harm); and (8) withdrawal/ removal and rehabilitation (to remove children from harmful or exploitative work and enable them to reintegrate into society).
    The NPA-WFCL is anchored in the broader policy frameworks of the CMDG and NSDP, which provide opportunities for main-streaming child labour policy, issues and support into key development programmes in the country and major donors. Coordinating the links into the NPA and subsequently to the CMDG and NSDP will be critical to ensure that support is maximised.

  4. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 002 of 2008 on Categories of Occupation and Light Work Permitted for Children Aged from 12 to 15 (MoSALVY). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-01-08 | KHM-2008-R-93403

    Contains 10 articles. Article 1. provides that "The employers of enterprises and establishments stipulated in Article 1 of the Labour Law are allowed to employ children aged 12 for only light work stipulated in Article 2 of this Prakas. Children having to work as part of vocational training may also be allowed within the scope stipulated in Article 2 of this Prakas".

  5. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Royal Kram NS/RKM/0208/005 on the Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. - Legislation on-line in Khmer Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-20 | KHM-2007-L-93355

    CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
    The object of the Law is to suppress the acts of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in order to protect the rights and dignity of human beings, to improve the health and welfare of citizens, to preserve and enhance good national customs, and to implement the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, or other international instruments or agreements with regard to human trafficking that the Kingdom of Cambodia has ratified or signed.

    CHAPTER II - THE ACT OF SELLING/BUYING OR EXCHANGE OF HUMAN BEING
    Offenses listed in the Law in Chapter 2 include:
    - Article 9: Unlawful Removal, inter alia, of a Minor
    - Article 10: Unlawful Removal with Purpose
    - Article 11: Unlawful Removal for Cross-border Transfer
    - Article 12: Unlawful Recruitment for Exploitation
    - Article 14: The Act of Selling, Buying or Exchanging a Person
    - Article 15: The Act of Selling, Buying or Exchanging a Person with Purpose
    - Article 16: The Act of Selling, Buying or Exchanging a Person for Cross-border Transfer
    - Article 17: Transportation with Purpose
    - Article 18: Cross-border Transportation (the Act of Bringing a Person Cross-border)
    - Article 19: Receipt of a Person with Purpose
    - Article 20: Receipt of a Person for the Purpose of Assisting the Offender

    CHAPTER III - CONFINEMENT
    CHAPTER IV - PROSTITUTION AND CHILD PROSTITUTION
    CHAPTER V - PORNOGRAPHY
    CHAPTER VI - INDECENCY AGAINST MINORS UNDER FIFTEEN YEARS
    CHAPTER VII - CIVIL REMEDY
    CHAPTER VIII - SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER IX - FINAL PROVISIONS

    The Law on Suppression of Kidnapping, Human Trafficking/Sale of Human Beings and Exploitation of Human Beings, which was promulgated by Royal Kram No:CS/RKM/0296/01 shall be repealed by this law. This law shall prevail if a provision of any other law is in contradiction with the provisions of this law.

  6. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 305 of 2007 on Work in Sea Fishing (MLVT). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-14 | KHM-2007-R-93365

    1. Under the scope of application of Cambodia's Labour Law, the employers shall pay attention to their employees working conditions, occupational and safety and living conditions.
    2. Clothing
    3. Protective Equipment
    4. Hygiene and Beverages
    5. Lifting of Weights
    6. Employment of Children under 18 Years - the employment of children aged less than 15 years old shall be prohibited to the fishing works. Exceptions may be made for children between the ages of 15-18 years old if they work on the boats and not in or under the water.
    7. Health Services
    8. Notification of workers
    9. Entry into force

  7. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 106 of 2004 on the Prohibition of Hazardous Child Labour (MoSALVY). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-04-28 | KHM-2004-R-93363

    Provides that neither employer nor establishment referred to in Article 1 of the Labour Law shall employ a child who has not attained 18 years of age in any type of works as stipulated in Para 2 of this Prakas (article 1). Article 2 lists the areas that are to be considered as hazardous work for the purpose of the Declaration. Article 3 provides some exceptions that may be made to the rule after consideration by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation.

  8. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - International agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Bilateral Cooperation for Eliminating Trafficking in Children and Women and Assisting Victims of Trafficking. - MOU online in English

    Adoption: 2003-05-31 | INT-2003-IA-70625

    Parties are to undertake necessary legal reform and other appropriate measures to ensure a legal framework for preventing trafficking in conformity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and other international human rights instruments. Part II deals with preventive measures, which are to include, inter alia, measures establishing educational and vocational training programmes, increasing social services, enhancing awareness of trafficking, dissemination of information to the public. Part IV deals with protection of trafficked children and women, Part V regulates cooperation in suppression of trafficking of women and children, Part VI with repatriation, Part VII with reintegration, Part VII establishes a joint task force and Part IX contains the final provisions.

  9. Cambodia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 298 of 1998 on Derogation of Prohibition of Children from Performing Night Work (MoSALVY). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-05-08 | KHM-1998-R-63108

    Establishes that children between 16 and 18 may be employed to perform night work in iron and steel factories, glass factories, paper factories, sugar factories and gold ore refineries, but only for the purpose of apprenticeship or professional training. Daily working hours of children shall not exceed eight hours. Employers who want to employ children for night work must have approval from Labour Inspector. Also provides for derogation from prohibition to employ children for night work under Article 1 of Labour Law.


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