Labor Rights of Minors Under Martial Law in Ukraine

Keywords: labor rights of minors, services for children, labor relations, employment.


In this article, the main attention is paid to the protection of the labor rights of minors in the conditions of martial law and hostilities that are ongoing in Ukraine, during the hostilities, the Ukrainian labor market lost a quarter of the able-bodied population, who were evacuated abroad. In such a situation, employers are forced to place minors in private enterprises and institutions, compensating for the resources of employees and taking into account the fact that as a result of the de-occupation of the territories, services for children have ceased to function to protect the rights of minors. At the same time, it is necessary to understand all the risks of the post-war labor market and, at the legislative level, create conditions for its stabilization and retention of citizens in their workplaces with respect for guaranteed human rights. This especially applies to minors who already work at Ukrainian enterprises or plan to work for them. Accordingly, it is relevant to study the specifics of ensuring the labor rights of minors under martial law.


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Author Biography

Kateryna Dubovyk, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4 Svobody Sq, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

PhD in Public Administration, Associate Professor of Law,
National Security and European Integration Chair,
Educational and Scientific Institute «Institute of Public Administration»,
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Dubovyk, K. (2023). Labor Rights of Minors Under Martial Law in Ukraine. Theory and Practice of Public Administration, 1(76), 123-133.
Foreign Policy and National Security