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  1. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 570-V of 3 June 2017 "On Refugees". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-16 | TKM-2017-L-107027

    Chapter I: General provisions (inter alia, general concepts, guarantees for the rights of persons applying for the granting of a status of a refugee, also the principle of the union of family, recognition of a person as a refugee)
    Chapter II: Granting the status of a refugee, additional or temporary protection, loss or refuse of the status of a refugee and additional protection
    Chapter III: Legal position of persons, who are granted the status of a refugee, additional or temporary protection
    Chapter IV: Competencies of public authorities on the matters of refugees
    Chapter V: Final provisions (inter alia, Foundation for the assistance to persons applying for the status of a refugee or additional protection, participation of foreign countries and international organizations on the matters of refugees in the procedure of granting and termination of the status of a refugee).
    Repeals the previous law of 4 August 2012 "On Refugees" (Vedomosti Mejlisa Turkmenistana, 2012, No. 3, P. 62).

  2. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 519-V of 20 March 2017 "On the Information on Personal Life and its Protection". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | TKM-2017-L-107056

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Collection and processing of personal information
    Chapter III: Protection of personal data
    Chapter IV: Rights and duties of the subject and operator
    Chapter V: State regulation in the sphere of information on personal life of a person
    Chapter VI: Final and transitional provisions.

  3. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 476-V of 23 November 2016 "On Ombudsman". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | TKM-2016-L-105735

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Procedure of appointing to the positions of Ombudsman, Vice Ombudsman and release from those positions
    Chapter III: Principles and guarantees of the activity of Ombudsman
    Chapter IV: Competency of Ombudsman
    Chapter V: Assistance of Ombudsman in the rehabilitation of violated rights and freedoms of person and citizen
    Chapter VI: Assistance of Ombudsman to the perfection of the legislation of Turkmenistan on human rights
    Chapter VII: Assistance of Ombudsman to awareness raising of population
    Chapter VIII: Assistance of Ombudsman to cooperation between state bodies for the protection of human rights
    Chapter IX: Assistance of Ombudsman to international cooperation in the sphere of human rights
    Chapter X: Staff of Ombudsman
    Chapter XI: Final provisions.

  4. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 454-V of 15 October 2016 "on Combating Human Trafficking". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | TKM-2016-L-105738

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Means of influence over the victims of human trafficking and forms of their exploitation
    Chapter III: Organizational bases for combat against human trafficking
    Chapter IV: Prevention of human trafficking and crimes linked with it
    Chapter V: Identification of victims of human trafficking, procedure of recognizing as a victim of human trafficking and giving the status of a victim of human trafficking
    Chapter VI: Specialized institutions for assistance and support to victims of human trafficking. Repatriation of persons who were victims of human trafficking
    Chapter VII: Social rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking, protection and assistance for them
    Chapter VIII: International cooperation in the sphere of combat against human trafficking
    Chapter IX: Final provisions.
    Repeals the previous law "On Combat Against Human Trafficking" (Vedomosti Mejlisa Turkmenistana, 2007, No. 4, p. 79).

  5. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 437-V of 12 September 2016 to Amend and Supplement the Law "On Migration". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-12 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-19 | TKM-2016-L-105758

    Supplements Article 1 (General concepts) with new paragraphs. Rephrases Article 12, which now reads: "Registry and withdrawal from registry of foreign citizens, persons without citizenship in the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan". Also rephrases part 4 of Article 13 (Registration of foreign citizens, persons without citizenship in other competent state bodies of Turkmenistan), supplementing it with new part 4-1. Makes wording changes in Article 14 (Granting residence permit), supplementing it with a new paragraph; also adds new paragraphs to Article 16 (Replacement of residence permit), Article 17 (Annulment of residence permit), Article 30 (Reasons for temporary restriction of exit from Turkmenistan for the citizens of Turkmenistan). Makes wording changes, inter alia, in Article 29 (Procedure of issuing a passport of a citizen of Turkmenistan for exit from and entry into Turkmenistan), Article 42 (Registration of citizens of Turkmenistan due to residence place and place of stay within the territory of Turkmenistan).

  6. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 320-V of 12 January 2016 "On Volunteering", as amended to 25 November 2017. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-20 | TKM-2017-L-107020

    Chapter I: General provisions (general concepts, subjects, purposes, goals and principles of volunteering)
    Chapter II: General types of volunteering. Procedure and forms of volunteering
    Chapter III: Rights and duties of a volunteer, volunteering organization and a beneficiary of volunteering
    Chapter IV: State regulation of volunteering
    Chapter V: Final provisions (including, inter alia, compensation for the expenses related with volunteering, financing and expenses for ensuring volunteering, international volunteering).

  7. Turkmenistan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 92-IV of 12 March 2010 on Culture. (Закон от 12 марта 2010 года №92-IV О культуре) - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2010-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-12 | TKM-2010-L-86644

    Defines, inter alia, legal, economic, social and organizational basis for state policy in the sphere of culture. Provides for access to culture for all citizens. Chapter V regulates issues related to cultural workers, their rights and state guarantees for these workers.


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