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2 January 2018

Kuwait: New penalties to ensure migrant workers are recruited for the jobs they were promised

Author: Arab Times (Kuwait)

"Punishments in play on errant employers – ‘Manpower’ activates labor law provisions", 30 December 2017...

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2 January 2018

Kuwait: Society for Human Rights launches hotline for migrant workers to report labour abuse

Author: Arab Times (Kuwait)

"Kuwait Society for Human Rights calls on migrant workers to call on hotline “22215150”", 26 December 2017...

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Company non-response
18 December 2017

Kharafi National did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Kharafi National to respond to the allegations, the company has not responded.

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18 December 2017

Kuwait: Construction workers at Kharafi National stranded without pay or valid visas

In November 2017, The Kathmandu Post reported that 150 Nepali migrant workers at Kharafi National in Kuwait had allegedly been stranded without pay or valid visas for six months. Workers further claimed that their salaries wer reduced from 110 KD, the...

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20 November 2017

Kuwait Airways' refusal to carry Israeli national does not violate Germany's discrimination law, court rules

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20 November 2017
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Author: Peter Maxwill, Spiegel Online

"Urteil in Frankfurt: Warum darf diese Fluggesellschaft Israelis abweisen?", 17 November 2017...

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13 October 2017

UK Modern Slavery Act expected to increase scrutiny throughout Gulf construction supply chains

Author: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Lexology (UK)

“Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for the Construction Industry in the Middle East”, 21 August 2017...

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22 August 2017

Kuwait: Rising temperatures place migrant workers at risk as companies flout labour laws

Author: Ruth Michaelson, The Guardian (UK)

"Kuwait's inferno: how will the world's hottest city survive climate change?" 18 Aug. 2017...

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9 August 2017

Nepali immigration officials colluded with human traffickers in Gulf-based companies, while Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned a blind eye

Author: Kathmandu Post (Nepal)

“MoFA failed to act, says House panel report”, 9 August 2017...

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5 July 2017

The plight of migrant sailors in the Gulf

Migrant seafarers in the Gulf face particularly precarious working environments because they tend to be excluded from social protections safeguarded by labour laws. Migrant sailors are thus even more vulnerable to abuse from their kafeel (sponsors)....

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