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This is a compendium of links to mining laws for various countries throughout the world.


Australia . . . .
  • Australasian Legal Information Institute
    Links to Australian legal web sites


  • Brazil . . . .
  • Ministry of Labor and Employment

  • Ministry of Mines and Energy

  • Senate Legislation


  • Canada . . . .
  • University of Montreal - Centre for Research in Public Law
    Canadian legal resources (In English and French)

  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for Canada


  • England . . . .
  • Health and Safety Executive
    The law puts responsibility on employers and employees to look after health and safety at work. Part of HSE's job is to help people understand what these duties mean - and to ensure they are taken seriously.


  • European Union . . . .
  • The European Union web site
    The page for finding legislation in effect.


  • Finland . . . .
  • Legislation On-Line: Finnish Legal Data Systems
    Links to Finnish legal resources


  • Germany . . . .
  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for Germany


  • International Labour Organization . . . .
  • The NATLEX database
    Bibliographic database featuring national laws on labour, social security and related human rights.


  • Ireland . . . .
  • The Health and Safety Authority
  • Laws of Ireland can also be located through the Office of the Attorney General, Acts of the Oireachtas 1922-1997 at http://acts.oireachtas.ie/.


  • Italy . . . .
  • Institute for Legal Documentation of the Italian National Research Council
    Links to Italian legal resources


  • Japan . . . .
  • Japan's Ministry of Labor
    Links from the Ministry of Labor to important safety and health web sites including the Nationa Institute of Industrial Health and the National Instute of Industrial Safety

  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry
    Regulates safety and health in mines through its Mine Safety and Inspection Bureau and its Mine Safety and Inspection Department.

  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for Japan


  • New Zealand . . . .
  • New Zealand Department of Labor

    The main safety and health law is The Health and Safety Act of 1992.
    It can reached at:

    http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/law/hse-information.shtml

  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for New Zealand


  • Singapore . . . .
  • The main occupational safety and health law of Singapore is The Factories Act (Chapter 104) (No. 7 of 1973) - the Act has been amended many times and can be found as amended through 1985 on the NATLEX site and in summary form from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower Government site at:
    http://www.gov.sg/mom/


  • South Africa . . . .
  • South African Legislation
    South African legal resources

  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for South Africa


  • The Phillipines . . . .
  • The Mines and Geosciences Bureau

  • A Synopsis of Mining Law for the Phillipines


  • United Kingdom . . . .
  • Health and Safety Executive
    From here you can browse the Safety Policy Directorate, the Health Directorate and the Mines Inspectorate. A basic discussion of mine safety and health in the UK can be found under the Safety Policy Directorate under "mines".

  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Links to legislation in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales