Qatar: Promises yet to be fulfilled: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 33rd session of the UPR Working Group, May 2019

While the partial abolition of the exit permit and the establishment of the fast-track labour courts are positive steps towards reforming the current labour system, domestic workers remain excluded from the new reforms and the law passed to protect their rights falls short of international standards. The government’s promise to fully reform the kafala sponsorship system is yet to be delivered. Further, women continue to face discrimination and are still unable to pass on their nationality to their children despite a change in the law.

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