Gulf Cooperation Council: Protect Domestic Migrant Workers from Abuse (Web text)

Index Number: MDE 04/001/2007

Human rights abuses of domestic migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries range from having their identity documents confiscated, having their salaries withheld, working excessively long hours, to verbal and physical abuse at the hands of employers, restrictions on their freedom of movement, to violations by the states when they encounter the justice system, including arbitrary arrest and detention and expulsion. All migrants, regardless of their legal status, including women migrant domestic workers, are entitled to respect for and protection of their fundamental human rights.

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