Ratified International Conventions
- Convention on the Rights of the Child – 1993
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict – 2002 .
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography – 2002
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – 1993
- The ILO Convention No. 182 on the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour – 2005
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – 1999
- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families – 2002
- International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination – 1995
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – 1999
- Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – 1999
- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment – 1995
- Convention relating to the Status of Refugees – 1993
- Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees – 1993
- Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others – 2001
- The Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and its Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, all on 8 July 2002.
- Geneva conventions
- Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I and II)
National Laws for Children
- The constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan, in particular the following articles:
- Article 16 - A citizen of Tajikistan located in another country enjoys the protection of the state.
- Article 33 - As the foundation of society, the family is under the protection of the government.
- Article 34 - Mothers and children are under the special protection and patronage of the government. Parents are responsible for raising children, and adult children who are able to work are obligated to care for their parents. The government takes care to protect orphans and the disabled, as well as their upbringing and education.
- Article 35 - The use of the labor of women and minors in heavy or underground work, as well as for work in dangerous work conditions, is forbidden
- Article 39 - Each person is guaranteed social assistance in old age, in the case of illness, disability, or loss of ability to work, in the case of loss of a provider, or in other cases determined by law.
- Article 41 - Each person has the right to education. General basic education is obligatory. The government guarantees free high school, trade, and, in accordance with ability and on a competitive basis, specialized high school and university education. Other forms of education to be provided are determined by law.
- Family code
- Labour code
- Education code
- Civil Code
- Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act
- Youth and Youth Policy Act
- Disabled Persons Social Protection Act/Pensions Act
- Voluntary Associations Act
- Refugees Act
- Nationality Act
- Religion and Religious Organizations Act
- Youth Sports Act
National strategies and policies for implementation of child rights and child protection
- National Plan of Action on the Best Interests of the Child for the period of 2003 – 2010 (NPA)
- 2007 – 2015 National Development Strategy Paper
- National Plan of Action on ILO convention No. 182 is currently being developed as a result of advocacy of Save the Children in Tajikistan and other stakeholders.
Independent Institution for Children (ombudsperson)
The Human Rights Ombudsman Institution was established in 2009 and is empowered to investigate complaints from all citizens, including children. There is no independent children’s Ombudsperson.