The Peninsula Qatar – Students discuss drafting law on domestic workers

Law students of Qatar University (QU) and their counterparts from Kuwait University at a legal clinic recently discussed drafting of a model law to protect domestic workers. The event was organised by the College of Law (LAWC) in conjunction with The Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (JHU-SAIS). The purposeContinue reading “The Peninsula Qatar – Students discuss drafting law on domestic workers”

Standardizing recruitment processes coming from Sri Lanka to work in Saudi Arabia

This article reports on an agreement signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to protect domestic workers and procedures that should be implemented and monitored to ensure labor rights and prevent human rights abuses. Among these initatives it includes fair pay, prohibition of confiscation of passports, contracts drafted in a language understoodContinue reading “Standardizing recruitment processes coming from Sri Lanka to work in Saudi Arabia”

India’s National Domestic Workers Movement Confronts Violations of Migrants’ Rights in the Gulf | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights

This article is from a study that was done to study human rights abuses against the most marginalized societies in the Gulf Countries. The study focuses particularly on workers from the Tamil Nedu region and observing that the highest amount of abuse against this population is occuring in the Middle East with the highest numberContinue reading “India’s National Domestic Workers Movement Confronts Violations of Migrants’ Rights in the Gulf | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights”

Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

During a dialogue sponsored by the UN Women and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka have agreed on a memorandum of understanding to protect the domestic workers from Sri Lanka working in Saudi Arabia. This MoU is to protect the rights of domestic workers in theContinue reading “Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.”

Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch

“Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals in the media, and stirring up anti-migrant sentiment to justify the labor crackdown. Now the Saudi government needs to rein in Saudi citizens who are attacking foreign workers.” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals inContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch”