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Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Cabinet Resolution No. 52 of 2018 on executive regulations concerning Federal Law No 3 of 2016 on Child Rights (Wadeema's Law).

The resolution has been published in the latest issue of the official Gazette.

The regulations included 23 articles, including conditions for employing and training minors, work place conditions, procedures to report child rights violations, conditions to become child welfare officers (child protection specialists), and conditions and obligations foster families must meet.

The regulations also stipulate that the Ministry of Community Development, in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, shall study with due care applications submitted to employ minors, with the condition that a written consent from the parent or the legal guardian of the minor is provided.

It details that minors less than15 years of age are not allowed to work, and that minors that meet the minimum age requirements must also be deemed "medically fit to work" as per conditions determined by the two ministries.