LAWS OF THE WORLD ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
This page provides links to laws of children and adolescents
from the following countries:
Law No. 8733 of 24 January 2001 amending Law
No. 7895 of 27 January 1995, the Penal Code.
Among other things, this Law amends the Penal Code with
respect to punishment for sexual offenses committed against minors and
trafficking in persons, in particular women and children.
Law amending the laws relating to children,
29 December 2000
Amendments of 9 April 1999 to the Youth
Law amending the Criminal Law, 1998
Among other things, this Law amends provisions of the
Criminal Code dealing with sexual offenses committed against minors.
Oppression of Women and Children (Special
Provisions) Act, 1995 (Act No. 18 of 1995)
Law on the Rights of the Child, 25 October
Law of 28 December 2000 on the criminal
protection of minors
Families and Children Act, 1998 (Act No. 17
of 1998), 8 July 1998, as amended through 1999
Children Act 1998 (Act No. 38 of 1998), 17
Children Amendment Act 2002 (Act No. 36 of
2002, 30 December 2002
Child Protection Act, 31 May 2000
The Child Law, 14 July 1993
Act of 29 February 1996 on the Suppression of
the Kidnapping, Trafficking and Exploitation of Human Beings
Act to amend the Criminal Code (child
prostitution, child sex tourism, criminal harassment and female genital mutilation),
25 April 1997
Youth Criminal Justice Act, 19 February 2002
Child Development Program for the 1990s
Law No. 679 of 3 August 2001
This Law sets forth measures to prevent and reverse the
exploitation of minors, child pornography, and sexual tourism with minors, in
application of Article 44 of the Constitution.
COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS
Public Law No. 12-56 of 25 June 2001
This Act provides for the protection of minors and the
prosecution of persons who are charged or convicted of a crime to commit child
abuse or neglect and amends duties to report such crimes.
Law No. 8261 of 24 April 2002, the General
Law on Young Persons
Decree No. 30622-C of 12 August 2002,
Regulations to the General law on Young Persons
Law No. 7739 of 6 January 1998, the Code of
Children and Adolescents, as amended through Law No. 8237 of 9 April 2002
Law No. 7735 of 19 December 1997, the General
Law on the Protection of Adolescent Mothers (Law No. 7735), as amended through
Law No. 8312 of 30 September 2002
Law No. 3(1) of 2000, Combating of
Trafficking in Persons and Sexual Exploitation of Children Law of 2000
The Child Law (No. 460) of 7 June 2001
National Regulations and Procedures for the
integral care of adolescents
Law No. 2001-49 of 16 October 2001, the Youth
Law No. 1890-A of 17 September 2001
This Law amends the Law on Minors.
Decree No. 642 of 17 June 1999
Among other things, this Decree amends Articles 159, 161-163
of the Penal Code to strengthen provisions of the Code dealing with sexual
crimes committed against minors and incapable persons.
Law on Childhood Protection of 8 June 1992,
as amended through 28 January 1998
Act to Regulate Dissemination of Works which
Contain Pornography or Promote Violence or Cruelty, as amended through July
Law No. 2000-196 of 6 March 2000 establishing
a Defender of Children
Law No. 2000-197 of 6 March 2000 designed to
strengthen the role of the school in the prevention of acts of mistreatment
Law No. 98-468 of 17 June 1998 on the
prevention and repression of sex offenses and on the protection of minors
Law No. 01/2000 defining general measures for the health and social
protection of mothers and children
Youth Protection Law, 23 July 2002
Sixth Law on amending the Penal Code, 26
Among other things, this Law amends the Penal Code with
respect to sexual offenses committed against Germany
Law Improving the Rights of the Child, 9
Decree No. 27-03 of 4 June 2003, Law for the
Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents
Law of 10 September 2001
This Law prohibits all kinds of inhumane treatment of
children, including corporal punishment.
Prevention of Child Pornography Ordinance
(Ordinance No. 31 of 2003), 17 July 2003
Protection of Children and Juveniles
ordinance, as amended through 30 June 1997
Child Protection Act, No. 80 of 2002
Law No. 20 of 22 May 1992 in the version of
Law No. 37 of 30 April 1993, the Law on the Legal Position of Children
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of
Children) Act 2000 (Act No. 56 of 2000, 30 December 2000
Children Act, 2001 (Act No. 24 of 2001), 8
Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child
Prostitution and Child Pornography, and for Protecting Children
Protection of the Rights of the Child Law, 8
July 1988, as amended through 18 May 2000
Law of 31 May 1999.
This Law has the objective of strengthening measures against
the trafficking in human beings and the sexual exploitation of children and
Decree-Law No. 65/99/M of 25 October 1999
This Decree-Law has the objective of regulating a new system
for the education and social protection of minors between the ages of 12 and 16
who have committed offenses or are at risk.
Law No. 9/1999 of 20 December 1999.
This Law amends Decree-Law No. 65/99/M of 25 October 1999.
Ordinance No. 62-038 of 19 September 1962 on
the protection of children
Law No. 98-024 of 25 January 1999
reformulating the Penal Code with respect to pedophilia
Ordinance No. 02-062/P-RM of 5 June 2002 setting forth the Code of
Child Act 2001, 15 February 2001
Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Act
as amended through Act No. 13 of 2002
Child Abduction and Custody Act, Act No. 13
of 1999, as amended by Act No. 6 of 2001
Law for the Protection of Children and
Adolescents, 23 May 2000, as amended through 2003
Law No. 338=XIII of 15 December 1994 on the
rights of the child, as amended through Law No. 1001-XV of 19 April 2002
Law No. 1203 of 13 July 1998 amending and
completing Article 265 of the Penal Code and Article 8 of the Code of Penal
amends the Penal Code with respect to the sexual exploitation of minors.
Decree setting forth Law No.
1-93-165 of 10 September 1993 on abandoned children
Law No. 392 of 9 May 2001, Law on the
Promotion of the Integral Development of Youth
Law No. 351 of 18 May 2000
This Law has the objective of setting forth the organization
and functioning of the National Council for the Care and Integral Protection of
Children and Adolescents and the Office of the Defender of Children and
Adolescents, created by the Code of Children and Adolescents.
Executive Decree No. 63-2000 of 26 July 2000
This Decree sets forth regulations to Law No. 351 of 18 May
Law No. 29 of 13 June 2002
This Law has the objective of guaranteeing pregnant
adolescents the right to receive integral health care, to remain in the
educational system, and to receive legal protection if it is so required.
Law No. 1680 of 27 December 2000, the Code of
Children and Adolescents
Law No. 27558 of 22 November 2001
This Law is designed to promote the education of female
rural children and adolescents in conditions of equality.
Law No. 27802 of 28 July 2002
This Law establishes the regulatory and institutional
framework of the Government's activities with respect to its policy towards
Law No. 27337 of 2 August 2000
approving the Code of Children and Adolescents
Law No. 27473 of 5 June 2001
This Law amends Article 77 of Law No. 27337.
Law No. 27571 of 4 December 2001
This Law amends Article 51 of Law No. 27337.
Law No. 26518 of 4 August 1995 approving the
Law of the National System for Integral Attention to Children and Adolescents
Law No. 26621 of 13 June 1996
This Law amends Law No. 26518.
Law No. 27637 of 15 January 2002
This Law creates a national network of places of temporary
refuge for minors who are the victims of sex offenses and in a situation of
risk or abandonment.
Republic Act No. 8972 of 7 November 2000
This Act has the objective of developing a comprehensive
program of services for solo parents and their children to be carried out by
various governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Republic Act No. 8972 of 7 November 2000
This Act promulgates a comprehensive policy and a national
system for early childhood care and development (ECCD).
Law No. 90/2001 of 20 August 2001
This Law sets forth social measures for the protection of
mothers and fathers who are students
Law No. 147/99 of 18 August 1999, the Law on
the protection of children and youth at risk
Decree-Law No. 332B/2000 of 30 December 2000
This Decree-Law sets forth Regulations to Law No. 147/99 of
18 August 1999.
National Youth Policy, 30 June 2003
Children and Young Persons Act, as amended
through Act No. 20 of 2001
Child Care Amendment Act, 1996
(Act No. 96 of 1996), 12 November 1996
Welfare Laws Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 106
of 1997), 27 November 1997
This Act amends the Child Care Act.
Organic Law No. 5/2000 of 12 January 2000
regulating the criminal responsibility of minors
Organic law No. 11/1999 of 30 April 1999
amending Title VIII of Book II of the Penal Code, approved by Organic Law No.
10/1995 of 23 November 1995
This Law amends provisions of the Penal Code dealing with
sexual offenses to strengthen protections, particularly with respect to minors
and persons who are incapacitated.
Children and Youth Welfare Law, 28 May 2003
Sexual Offences Special Provisions Act, 1998
(Act No. 4 of 1998), 1 July 1998
This Act is designed to strengthen provisions of the Penal
Code prohibiting sex offenses and other offenses committed against children and
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Children (Amendment) Act 2000 (Act No. 68 of
2000), 23 October 2000
The Children’s Authority Act, 2000 (Act No.
64 of 2000) of 2 November 2000
Code for the Protection of Children, as
amended through Law No. 2002-41 of 17 April 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Criminal Justice and Court services Act 2000
(Chapter 43 of 2000), 20 November 2000
Part II of the Act introduces measures to complete the
establishment of an integrated system for the protection of children.
Protection of Children Act 1999 (Chapter 14
of 1999), 15 July 1999
Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Chapter 38 of
2002), 7 November 2002
National Youth Law, 14 March 2002
Programme of Action for Protection of
Children with Special Circumstances in 1999-2000, 31 May 1999
Law on Protection, Care and Education of
Children, 12 August 1991