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  1. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2013 amending the Legislative Decree No. 148 of 1949 concerning the Penal Code. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-30 | SYR-2013-L-96560

    This amendment adds an additional Article No. 488 to the Penal Code, which criminalizes all forms of recruitment and the use of children under the age of 18 by armed forces and armed groups, including taking part in direct combat, carrying and transporting weapons or equipment or ammunition, planting explosions, standing at checkpoints or carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance, acting as a distraction or human shield or assisting and/or serving the perpetrators in any way or form.
    In addition, the law increases penalties for the crime of rape against a girl under the age of 15 years.

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

    Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour Decree No. 972 Regarding Limiting the Employment of Minors under 15 Years of Age to Light Agricultural Work.

    Adoption: 2006-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-14 | SYR-2006-R-78792

    The Decree specifies the conditions under which minors are allowed to work in the agricultural sector.

  3. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour Decree No. 1736, concerning provisions for minors based on the provisions of the Basic Law on State Employees No. 50/2004.

    Adoption: 2004-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2004-12-06 | SYR-2004-R-78789

    The Decree provides the rules for the work of minors and includes a definition of minors as any person under the age of 18. Minors under the age of 15 are not allowed to work, and between the age of 15 and 18 are only allowed to work in defined jobs and no more than 6 hours a day. Prohibits minors from working with dangerous machinery or tools.

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

    Order No. 183 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-10-28 | SYR-2001-R-71935

    Amends Decision 417 of 16/8/1959 as amended by Decision No. 1206 of 1974 and provides a list of occupations in which young persons under the age of 18 years are not to be employed.

  5. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Legislative Decree No. 23 of 2001 ratifying Convention No. 138.

    Adoption: 2001-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2001-07-18 | SYR-2001-L-60221

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

    Decision No. 923 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-05-26 | SYR-2001-R-71933

    Amends article 2 of Decision No. 1652 of 26/12/1985 by prohibiting the employment of young persons who have not yet reached the age of 15 years. It also prohibits the employment of young workers under 16 years in production activities.

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

    Decision No. 182 amending the List of occupations in which children under sixteen may not be employed.

    Adoption: 2001-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-28 | SYR-2001-R-59598

    This Decision lists 17 occupations in which minors under 16 may not be employed unless they produce a medical certificate that testifies to their health and physical ability to undertake the work.

  8. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Law No. 34 of 2000.

    Adoption: 2000-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-17 | SYR-2000-L-59601

    Amends a number of articles in the Agricultural Relations Law of 1958. The amended articles provide, inter alia, that annual agricultural workers must be eighteen or above; shepherds and light work workers may be 13-15 and should be contracted through their parents or guardians. Light work is to be defined by the Minister of Labour. The Law prohibits the employment of anyone under 15 to do agricultural work and prohibits the employment of persons under 16 years of age in hard work which is to be defined by the Minister.

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

    Décision No. 1582 de la Présidence du Conseil des ministres comportant réglementation du travail des ouvriers.

    Adoption: 1986-05-17 | SYR-1986-R-2588

    Réglemente l'alternance des périodes de travail et de repos, y compris pour les jeunes de 15 à 18 ans.

  10. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Legislative Decree No. 13, to prohibit the employment of minors.

    Adoption: 1982-04-03 | SYR-1982-L-10478

    Two months' imprisonment and a fine of S.Livres 1,000 for any person employing a person under 12 years of age. French translation in Recueil des Lois et de la Législation Financière de la République Arabe Syrienne, Apr.

  11. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 28, to amend the legislation respecting the insurance and pensions of government officials and employees.

    Adoption: 1981-07-22 | SYR-1981-L-10975

  12. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 290, to fix the conditions of work in mines for workers under 21 years of age.

    Adoption: 1975-03-12 | SYR-1975-R-14518

  13. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 291, to lay down rules governing workers' medical examination.

    Adoption: 1975-03-12 | SYR-1975-R-14519

  14. Syrian Arab Republic - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 1206, to amend Order No. 417 of 26 Aug. 1959 to determine the industries in which the employment of adolescents is prohibited.

    Adoption: 1974-12-11 | SYR-1974-R-15237

    Amends s. 1 and adds a new s. 4 (employment in mines).


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