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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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Article
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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Article
18 October 2016

Study finds that migrant construction workers in the Gulf work under inadequate safety regulations and enforcement, leading to injuries and deaths

Author: UT Dallas News Center (USA)

"EPPS Team Examines Construction Accidents in Gulf Region", 6 Oct 2016....

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4 October 2016

Kuwait: Bangladeshi security guards protest after employer fails to provide residency permits, pay and housing

Author: Middle East Monitor

"Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait", 28 Sep 2016....

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19 September 2016

Commentary: Higher wages in the Gulf drive worker migration despite restricted rights

Author: The Economist (Middle East and Africa)

"Open doors but different laws", 10 Sep 2016....

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17 September 2016

UN Special Rapporteur Urges Kuwait to Abolish the “Kafala” System to Decrease Exploitation of Migrant Workers

Author: United Nations News Centre

UN expert urges Kuwait to redouble efforts to stop trafficking, exploiting domestic workers...

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