Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 9: social, human, civil, gender and children’s rights

Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.

Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:

– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);

– Correct and understandable structure;

– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);

– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);

– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).

To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.

The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.

Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.

The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:

– serve as a drafting model;

– help to complement drafts; and even

inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.

If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.

If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php

http://policy.mofcom.gov.cn/english/flaw.action

SOCIAL, HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Family insolvency

ASSOC

Poverty alleviation

Philippines

Social housing

South Africa

Rent control

Philippines

Land confiscation, resettlement and compensation

India

Philippines

Australia (Tasmania)

Human rights

Canada

New Zealand

Torture

New Zealand

South Africa

Abolition of Corporal Punishment

South Africa

Indigenous protection rights

Philippines

Indigenous language

New Zealand

Indigenous land

Australia (Queensland)

Equality and prevention of unfair discrimination

South Africa

Australia (South Australia)

Racial and religious tolerance

Australia (Victoria)

Elderly persons

China

South Africa

Disabled persons

New Zealand

India

GENDER & CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Gender change

South Africa

Sexual harassment

INT

South Africa

New Zealand

Sexual offenses

Australia (Victoria)

Women’s rights protection

China

Prostitution

New Zealand

Female genital mutilation

Ghana

Further regulation

Anti-rape

Philippines

Rape victim assistance and protection

Philippines

Domestic violence

Philippines

Australia (Tasmania)

New Zealand

India

Promotion of sexual equality

Japan

Anti-bullying

Philippines

Choice on termination of pregnancy

South Africa

Child welfare / protection

Thailand

China

Child care benefit

Canada

Justice matters involving child victims and witnesses of crime

INT – English, French, Spanish

Protection of child abuse, exploitation and discrimination

Philippines

Protection against child marriage

India

High risk child sex offender database

Canada

Child prostitution and pornography

Canada (mandatory reporting by internet service providers)

Juvenile justice and welfare

INT

Philippines

Canada

India

Care of children

New Zealand

Status of children / assisted reproduction

Singapore

Adoption

Australia (New South Wales)

Canada (Saskatchewan)

Solo parents’ welfare

Philippines

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