Albania signs, and later ratifies, the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking in Persons. The country commits to taking measures against transnational crime.
The Labour Code No. 136/2015 stipulates that children aged 16 to 18 may be hired in light work, defined as work that does not jeopardize the safety, health, nor development of the child. Light work should also not impede the child’s participation in school, vocational training programmes, nor their ability to take advantage of such training.
The Government of Albania implements the Identification and Protection of Children in Street Situation Action Plan, which aims to protect street children from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The Government also implements the Action Plan for the Social-Economic Reintegration of Women and Girl Victims by providing education and social services to such victims of forced labour and human trafficking.
The government passes the Regulation on Protection of Children at Work, which provides a list of hazardous occupations for children under 18 years old. The government also passes the Albanian National Agenda for Children’s Rights, which aims to support the development and social inclusion of children.
“The purpose of the draft action plan is to guarantee the rights and protection of economically exploited children, including children in street situation, through prevention, enhancement of services, and enforcement of legislation.”