Tag: Kuwait

HRC35 Item 3 Intervention: Kuwait’s continued use of the kafala system

HRC35 Item 3 Intervention: Kuwait’s continued use of the kafala system

On Monday 12 June, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an intervention in behalf of ADHRB during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council under the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised concerns about Kuwait’s continued use of the kafala system of labor sponsorship. […]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Discrimination Against Women in the GCC

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Discrimination Against Women in the GCC

On 9 June 2017, Jawad Fairooz, Director of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council’s Item 3 addressing the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women’s visit to Kuwait and the issues facing […]

Kuwait’s Escalating Campaign against Its Expat Workers

Kuwait’s Escalating Campaign against Its Expat Workers

In recent months, tensions in Kuwait surrounding the country’s demographic composition have been on the rise. Like all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, a significant percentage of Kuwait’s population is comprised of foreign nationals who have traveled to the country for work opportunities. As Kuwait continues to grapple with economic […]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines

On 8 March 2017, ADHRB’s Research Associate Sam Jones delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines, delivering an oral intervention highlighting the specific trouble Bidoon populations in the Gulf encounter when attempting to access healthcare. […]