Qatar Reiterates Its Commitment To Change Kafala Law

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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has approved an amendment to the national labor law involving the payment of workers through direct bank deposits in Feb17. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued Law No. (1) of the year 2015, amending some provisions of the Labour Act No. (14 ) of the year 2004.

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On August 30, Qatar amended some provisions of its 2015 law on the entry, exit, and residence of expatriates to allow all migrant workers to change jobs in …

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August 30, 2020 Qatar: New laws to protect migrant workers are a step in the right direction. The Qatari authorities have taken a significant step towards protecting migrant workers by passing two laws which could strike at the heart of the abusive kafala system, but full implementation remains key if the country aims to truly end labour exploitation, Amnesty …

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Cautious Optimism as Qatar Passes Kafala System Reforms into Law. Humanity United joins our partners and colleagues in welcoming the Government of Qatar’s announcement of the passage into law of significant reforms to the country’s foreign worker sponsorship (kafala) system and in calling for these reforms to be quickly and effectively implemented.

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Together, these steps mark the end of kafala in the country. In addition, the Council of Ministers endorsed a new law to establish a non-discriminatory minimum wage, the first in the Middle-East. “The ILO welcomes these reforms and recognizes the commitment of the State of Qatar to transforming its labour market. These steps will greatly

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Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al Thani tweeted on Wednesday confirming the “reform of policies & legislation to improve workers’ welfare standards” adding the country’s

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Qatar ‘dismantles’ its Kafala system and introduces major new labour reforms. The Ministry Of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs [MADSLA] has announced major changes in the country’s labour law, allowing migrant workers to change jobs without their employer’s permission and introducing a non-discriminatory minimum wage.

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After more than a year of debate, Qatar has adopted changes to its controversial kafala sponsorship system, which will make it easier for some to switch jobs and leave the country. The main reforms appear to be that there will …

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Qatar new kafala law changes are listed below: New law would be implemented by December 14 2016. New law will make employment and stay of expatiates entirely contract-based. Two-year ban on a new work visa will no longer be applicable. No approval from former employer if he is recruited by a new employer.

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Qatar Reiterates Its Commitment to Implementing Rule of Law at National and International Levels. October 10, 2018 . The State of Qatar has reiterated its commitment to continue working with the international community to implement international commitments and contribute to the establishing the rule of law at the national and international levels. This came in a statement …

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Qatar Reiterates Commitment to Promotion, Protection of Human Rights New York/ Information Office/ 05 November 2016/ Qatar has reiterated its commitment to continue its efforts to promote and protect human rights and cooperate with international organizations and relevant U.N. bodies in line with the international standards, particularly the Human Rights …

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Qatar is ending its labour sponsorship system that forces foreign workers to seek their employer's permission to change jobs or leave the country. It says a new contract-based law will replace the

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Workers in Qatar may now change jobs without needing to obtain their employers’ permission, ending one of the most criticised elements of the country’s labour system.. The government has also announced an increase in the minimum wage, but rights groups have said the measure does not go far enough, leaving low wage workers earning as little as £1 an hour.

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The current law, which limits the rights of movement for foreign workers, would make way for legislation that was “currently under review,” said the ministry.

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“We have long called for the end of the abusive Kafala system in Qatar, and it would be a major step forward if these measures finally allow workers to return home or change jobs without restriction. We will be closely scrutinizing the details of this announcement and pushing for any positive measures to be quickly and fully implemented. We have long called for the end of …

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And the U.S. has renewed its commitment to the Paris Agreement under the Biden administration saying that it will achieve 50 to 52 percent of emissions reductions here in the United States below

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Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, pledged Sunday to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial “kafala” sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers by early 2015. The current law, which limits the rights of movement for foreign workers, would make way for legislation that was “currently under review,” said the labor and social affairs …

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The Qatari authorities have taken a significant step towards protecting migrant workers by passing two laws which could strike at the heart of the abusive kafala system, but full implementation remains key if the country aims to truly end labour exploitation, Amnesty International said.

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Under Qatar’s “kafala” (Arabic word for sponsorship) system, migrant workers must obtain their employers’ permission – a no-objection certificate (NOC) – before changing jobs, a law that rights activists say ties them with their employers and leads to abuse and exploitation. Today, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the @ilo .

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Many employees expected that with the abolishment of the Kafala system, positive reform will finally take place in the labor market in Qatar. And that those regulations will be strictly implemented by the Ministry of Labour to oversee the issues that might occur between workers and employers.

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DOHA (ILO News) – Qatar has announced sweeping reforms to its labour market, with a view to ending the kafala system and marking a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of migrant workers. On 16 October 2019, the Council of Ministers of the State of Qatar unanimously endorsed new legislation allowing workers to change employers freely.

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