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  1. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2018 (Act 1 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | NAM-2018-L-108604

    To give effect to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; to criminalise trafficking in persons and related offences; to protect and assist victims of trafficking in persons, especially women and children; to provide for the coordinated implementation and administration o this Act; and to provide for incidental matters.

  2. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Child Care and Protection Act, 2015 (Act No. 3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | NAM-2015-L-108605

    To give effect to the rights of children as contained in the Namibian Constitution and international agreements binding on Namibia; to set out principles relating to the best interests of children; to set the age of majority at 18 years; to provide for the establishment of a National Advisory Council on Children; to provide for the appointment of a Children’s Advocate; to provide for the establishment of a Children’s Fund; to provide for appointment and designation of social workers, social auxiliary workers, community child care workers and probation officers; to provide for designation of private social workers and child protection organisations for certain purposes; to make provisions relating to children’s courts, court procedures and court orders; to provide for residential child care facilities, places of care and shelters; to provide for the status and matters relating to certain children; to provide for proof of parentage and parental responsibilities and rights in respect of children born outside marriage and children of divorced parents; to provide for custody and guardianship of children on the death of the person having custody or guardianship; to provide for parental responsibilities and rights, parenting plans and their formalisation; to provide for kinship care of children; to provide for prevention and early intervention services in relation to children; to provide for measures relating to children in need of protective services; to provide for foster care; to provide for the issuing of contribution orders; to provide for the domestic adoption and inter-country adoption of children; to combat the trafficking of children; to provide for additional measures for the protection of children; to provide for provisions relating to persons unfit to work with children; to provide for grants payable in respect of certain children; to create new offences relating to children; to repeal certain laws, including the Children’s Act, 1960, Children’s Status Act, 2006 and the Age of Majority Act, 1957; to amend the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, 2003, the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, the Liquor Act, 1998, the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, the Marriage Act, 1961 and the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977; to give effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and other international agreements binding on Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.

  3. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    National Youth Council Act, 2009 (No.3 of 2009). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-29 | NAM-2009-L-82562

    Provides for the establishment of the National Youth Council and the Youth Development Fund as well as for the management and administration of the Council and the Fund. Establishes youth forums and provides for the registration of youth organizations and associations as affiliates to the Council.

  4. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Children's Status Act, 2006 (Act No. 6, 2006). - Act On-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | NAM-2006-L-79051

    Provides for children born outside marriage to be treated equally regardless of whether they are born inside marriage or outside marriage. Provides for matters relating to custody, access, guardianship and inheritance in relation to children born outside marriage and for matters which are in the best interest of all children.

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

    National Youth Service, 2005 (No.6 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-11 | NAM-2005-L-82564

    Provides for the establishment of the National Youth Service and the Youth Service Fund as well as for the management and administration of the Service and recruitment to and participation in the Service.

  6. Namibia - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Maintenance Act, 2003 (No. 9 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-31 | NAM-2003-L-82561

    Regulates the duty of parental maintenance for children and payment etc. of maintenance for children.

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

    Collection of statistics in relation to child economic activities Regulations (No. 53).

    Adoption: 1999-03-17 | NAM-1999-R-53180

    Requires every household to furnish orally statistics regarding members of the household, household income and housing conditions, and details regarding economic activity of children in the household, including occupations in which children are employed, hours worked by children, remuneration of children, and health and safety conditions. Made under the Statistics Act, 1976 (No. 66).


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