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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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Article
18 December 2017

Oman: Heavy rains leave migrant workers homeless

Author: Saleh Al Shaibany, The National (UAE)

"Three killed as heavy rains lash Oman", 17 December 2017...

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Article
5 December 2017

Oman: Ministry of Manpower launches wage protection system

Author: Times of Oman

“New salary system beginning this month will protect expat wages in Oman”, 6 November 2017...

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Story
20 November 2017

Human Rights Watch report says recruitment agencies complicit in exploitation of Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman & UAE, including sexual exploitation & excessive working hours

A report by Human Rights Watch on the abuse suffered by Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman & UAE says employment agencies are complicit in the workers' exploitation, including physical and sexual abuse, and excessing working conditions. It calls...

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Article
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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Story
25 September 2017

Oman: Employees at Petron Gulf allegedly left stranded without pay for 5 months

Over 800 migrant workers at Petron Gulf – Oman have reportedly been left stranded without pay for five months. The company has also reportedly failed to renew the workers’ residence permits, making them liable to pay fines upon leaving the country....

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Company non-response
25 September 2017

Petron Gulf - Oman did not respond re allegations of denied wages

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Petron Gulf - Oman to respond to allegations of denied wages. Petron Gulf - Oman has not responded.

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Article
20 September 2017

New report highlights reprisals faced by human rights defenders who cooperate with UN

Author: UNOG Information Services, OHCHR (Switzerland)

"Report highlights rising reprisals against human rights defenders cooperating with the UN", 20 Sep 2017...

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Article
16 August 2017

Oman: 800 migrant workers at Petron Gulf stranded without pay for 5 months

Author: Rejimon Kuttapan, The Quint (India)

“‘No food, no pay’: 800 Indian workers stranded in Oman tell all”, 11 August 2017...

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Article
13 July 2017

Oman: Over 40 companies in violation of mid-day work ban intended to protect workers from high temperatures

Author: Rahul Das, Times of Oman

“More than 40 firms found violating day break rules in Oman”, 3 July 2017...

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