Projected Increase of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Qatar

With the FIFA World Cup approaching, Qatar is seeking to hire 300,000 more workers from Bangladesh within the next three years. Overpopulation, environmental degradation, widespread poverty, and underemployment are all motivating factors for the high numbers of mostly male migrants who leave Bangladesh to look for employment abroad. Qatar reportedly plans to hire Bangladeshi nationals[…]

ADHRB Encourages Protection of Human Rights Under Legally Binding Instrument for All Business Entities

On 7 July 2015, ADHRB’s UN Liaison Amanda Milani delivered a statement during the 1st session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights, at the United Nations in Geneva. This IGWG is charged with developing a legally binding treaty for TNCs and other[…]

No Country for Outsiders: Qatar Detains Human Rights Defenders

On 31 August 2014, Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev disappeared from Doha, Qatar, just before they were supposed to board their plane to leave the country. The pair of human rights defenders were in the country researching the plight of migrant workers in the Gulf emirate. Shortly before their disappearance, the researchers communicated to their[…]