Spotlight on Oman: A Move to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers

Migrant domestic workers are set to receive greater protection in Oman, according to an announcement made last week by Oman’s Ministry of Manpower. On April 27, the advisor to the Minister of Manpower, Salem Al Saadi, told the Times of Oman that the government is planning to legalize the rights of migrant domestic workers (MDWs)[…]

Labor Reforms in Qatar & UAE Require More than Rhetoric

The international community has devoted an unprecedented level of attention to migrant labor abuses in Qatar since its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. NGOs and governments alike have called on the Qatari government to increase protections for migrant workers amidst a slew of abuses. Qatar has not been alone in facing international[…]

At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

Geneva, Switzerland — 24 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights, ADHRB advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered on oral intervention detailing the Gulf Cooperation Council countries’ recent engagement with the UN Special Procedures. In particular, the intervention calls on Qatar and Saudi[…]

At UN, ADHRB Condemns Arbitrary Detention and Migrant Abuses in GCC

Geneva, Switzerland — 15 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council concerning both arbitrary detention and abuse of migrant rights by governments[…]