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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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17 May 2017

Reform of kafala laws governing employment of migrant workers would benefit workers' rights & labour markets in the Middle East, says ILO

Author: International Labour Organization

"Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East", 8 May 2017...

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26 March 2017

Front Line Defenders nominates two defenders working on business and human rights for its annual award

Author: Front Line Defenders

Given annually, the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk honours the work of human rights defenders who - at great personal risk - courageously make an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights...

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27 February 2017

International conference anniversary: What's changed for Syrian refugees & their hosts in Jordan, Lebanon & Turkey?

On 4 February 2016, the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations (UN) hosted an international conference in support of Syria and the broader region, in London....

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27 February 2017

Jordan: NGO evaluation reveals weaknesses of international assistance programme to improve economic opportunities for refugees & vulnerable Jordanians

Author: International Rescue Committee

"In Search of Work - Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact", 22 Feb 2017...

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8 February 2017

Kuwait: News coverage of workers protesting unpaid wages prompts resolution

300 Bangladeshi workers staged a peaceful sit-in to protest unpaid wages and extortion in exchange for residency visas. The workers returned to work following a visit from Embassy staff and indications that "their demands were considered".  ...

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6 January 2017

Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...

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