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Lawmakers pass law on protection of children's rights
March 24, 2015, 5:26 pm

With a unanimous vote, lawmakers approved the draft bill on the protection of children's rights and turned it over to the government for its endorsement, it was learned here on Tuesday.

Among a panoply of clauses in the bill, one stands out in favor of the health of a child, stipulating that any parent or guardian or caretaker who is remiss in providing the child with appropriate vaccinations against major childhood diseases will face imprisonment for six months or a fine of KD 1000 or both punishments.

Following the vote by the lawmakers, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah expressed his hope that other bills of similar nature to the one passed today would be approved by the lawmakers, as such bills give the country a brighter image in the world and a sense that Kuwait abides by its international commitments.

Another draft bill the lawmakers passed in today's parliamentary session had to do with amendments to the 2010 law on the establishment of a capital markets authority and organizing the equity market in the country. 

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