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

    Act No. 6645 dated 4 April 2015 to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act and certain Statutory Decrees. (Is sagligi ve guvenligi kanunu ile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde degisiklik yapilmasina dair kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2015-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-23 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-01-07 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-05-13 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-05-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2008-10-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-01-11 | TUR-2015-L-100906

    It amends, inter alia, the following Acts:

    - Act No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety dated 20 June 2012: amends para 2 of article 8 (occupational health and safety experts) and adds a new sentence to para 5 (mining and construction); adds two new para to article 25 (precautions to be undertaken for extremely dangerous works; jail sentence duration for workers without necessary authorisations); adds a new article 25/A (ban on public procurement because of fatal occupational accidents); amends para 1 and 2 of article 26 and adds a new para to para 1 (penalties in case of non-respect of rules by the employers); amends para 1 (g) of article 30 and adds a new para after the second one (precautions to be undertaken in case of suspension of work especially for mining and construction works; special emergency shelters for mining workplaces); amends para 1 of article 4 and adds a new para (3) (extremely dangerous works; class document; occupational health and safety expert; examinations and certification); adds a temporary article 9 (entry into force);

    - Civil Servants' Act No. 657 dated 14 July 1965: it amends the lists of annex II (occupational health and safety directorate; occupational health and safety research and development institute).

    - Act No. 4447 dated 25 August 1999 establishing Unemployment Insurance: it amends para 6 (d) of article 48 (labor market research and planning Studies; permits, payments) and adds a new para (actif labour power services; trainings and programs); adds an additional article 3 (dangerous and extremely dangerous works; trainings and certifications; funds and assistance); adds an additional article 4 (fatal occupational accidents; dangerous and extremely dangerous works; unemployment insurance; premiums); adds a temporary article 13 (mining accident in the city of Karaman); adds a temporary article 14 (payment of undue insurance premiums); adds a temporary article 15 (educational programs for persons younger than 18 and 29 years old).

    - Labour Act No. 4857 dated 22 May 2003: amends para 10 of article 41 by replacing the words "more than 36 hours" by "more than 37.5 hours"; amends para 3 (b) of article 46 and para 1 (i) of article 55 by replacing with "permission time mentioned in additional article 2"; repeals "65th" mentioned in para 2 of article 104; adds an additional article 2 (compassionate leave); amends para 1 of article 63 (working time of underground miners: maximum seven hours and a half per day and thirty seven and a half per week)
    adds a sentence to para 3 of article 69 (for tourism, private security and health care jobs, night work carried out over seven and a half hours is allowed provided written permission of the workers); amends para 1 and 4 of article 71 (replaces "above the age of fourteen years old and who has completed primary education" by "above the age of fourteen years old and has completed his compulsory education" and replaces "attending school" with "pre-school children and attending school who attend school", replaces the "first" with "fourth"; adds a new sentence (work of children below 15 is forbidden but exceptions for children of the age of 14 under conditions); adds "according to article 71" after "in line with provisions of the last para of this article" to para 1 of article 104; adds a new para to article 112 (mining workers).

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

    Regulations of the Labour and Social Security of February 2013 amending the Regulation on the principles and procedures for the employment of children and young persons. (Çocuk ve Genç Isçilerin Çalistirilma Usul ve Esaslari Hakkinda Yönetmelikte Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Yönetmelik) - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2013-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-02-21 | TUR-2013-R-94789

    Repeals the words "Heavy and dangerous work" mentioned in Article 4; amends para 4 of Article 5 and adds a new para 5 to the same Article (nature of works for children and young persons).

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

    Regulations of 23 October 2004 to amend section 4 of Regulations No. 25494 of 16 June 2004 concerning dangerous work.

    Adoption: 2004-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-23 | TUR-2004-R-69775

    Provide that heavy and dangerous works shall be forbidden for children under 16 years of age.

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

    Regulation on the principles and procedures for the employment of children and young persons. (Çocuk ve Genç İşçilerin Çalıştırılma Usul ve Esasları Hakkında Yönetmelik) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-06 | TUR-2004-R-70199

    Provides the principles for work involving children and young people in order to avoid their economic exploitation and avoid any risk to their physical and mental health, security, morals, and their social development while working. Contains also provisions concerning their working time and rest breaks at work, their working hours and their paid holidays. Provides the duties of employers and State and a list of works allowed for children and for young people. Also sets forth a list of work which shall be forbidden for children and young persons.

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

    Act No. 4623 of 25 January 2001 on the ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 - Act

    Adoption: 2001-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2001-02-03 | TUR-2001-L-70494

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

    Regulations on Centers for Children and Young Persons.

    Adoption: 2001 | Date of entry into force: 2001-09-30 | TUR-2001-R-61733

    Contains provisions on structure and functions of the Centers, their organization and financing.

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

    Regulations on the Inspection Council of the General Direction of the Institute of Social Services and Childhood Protection.

    Adoption: 2001 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-03 | TUR-2001-R-61740

    Provides for the Council's tasks, organization, inspection programme and reports, inspectors' duties and responsibilities. Repeals the Regulations of 14 August 1993.

  8. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 4334 of 23 January 1998 on the ratification of ILO Convention No. 138 - Act

    Adoption: 1998-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-27 | TUR-1998-L-70487

  9. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 3849 of 26 November 1992 on the ratification of ILO Convention No. 59 - Act

    Adoption: 1992-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-12 | TUR-1992-L-70432

  10. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 91/2163 of 19 August 1991 concerning the approval by the Council of Ministers of the International Labour Convention No. 123 on Minimum Age for underground work.

    Adoption: 1991-08-30 | TUR-1991-R-28104

  11. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 3729 of 8 May 1991 on the ratification of ILO convention No. 123 - Act

    Adoption: 1991-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1991-05-21 | TUR-1991-L-70483

  12. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 2828 on social services and child protection agency. - English translation (extracts) Act on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 1983-05-24 | TUR-1983-L-71460

    Provides for measure regulating social services and the Child Protection Agency.

  13. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 2253 on Juvenile Courts. - English translation (extracts)

    Adoption: 1979-11-07 | TUR-1979-L-71459

    Cases concerning offences by children under the age of 15 years are to be tried in the Childs Court (Art. 6). Also deals with measures and punishment of juvenile delinquents. Different measures are put in place for offenders under the age of 11 years as they cannot be prosecuted or convicted (Art. 11).

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

    Regulations on heavy and dangerous work.

    Adoption: 1973-03-20 | Date of entry into force: 1973-03-20 | TUR-1973-R-60196

    Defines which work is to be considered heavy and dangerous, and the types of jobs for which women and minors between 16 and 18 years of age may be employed. Sets forth prohibition to employ minors under 16 years of age for heavy and dangerous work. Women and minors above 16 years of age who have completed training at special technical and vocational traning schools and have acquired vocational skills in a trade may be employed in heavy or dangerous work. Section 3 regulates issuance of medical certificate. Unofficial English translation available.

  15. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 7293 of 25 May 1959 on the ratification of ILO convention No. 58 - Act

    Adoption: 1959-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 1959-06-02 | TUR-1959-L-70431

  16. Turkey - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act No. 4865 of 11 February 1946 on the ratification of ILO convention No. 15 - Act

    Adoption: 1946-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 1946-02-16 | TUR-1946-L-70425


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