Regulations to UAE Federal Law No 3/2016

The UAE’s Prime Minister has issued the Implementing Regulations to Federal Law No 3/2016 on the rights of the child in line with Cabinet Decision No 52/2018. The Regulations cover child labour, procedures for reporting violations of children’s rights in educational institutions, terms of reference of the Child Protection Unit, conditions for child protection specialists, preventive and protection measures, foster family conditions and obligations, and child custody regulations for guardians. Employing a child will require special permission from the Human Resources and Emiratisation Ministry. The child should not be under 15 and must be medically fit for work. The Regulation also bans children from entering hazardous places including laboratories or places where toxic gases are emitted, as well as quarries, mines, conflict zones, environmental disasters, adult entertainment centres, explosives manufacturing facilities and other high risk workplaces.

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