Oman Passes a Law Forbidding More African Domestic Workers

The Sultanate of Oman will no longer be issuing work visas for domestic workers from the five African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Cameroon, and Guinea. A senior official from the Royal Oman Police explained that the government implemented the official ban yesterday, on 1 February 2016, but had already been in the process of[…]

Oman Closes Yemeni Border Crossings

According to Yemeni security officials, Oman has closed its border crossings with the country out of fear of attacks by militants associated with the Islamic State. The officials reported that the Omani government had actually instituted this policy earlier this year, but did not provide an exact date. With the exception of the Sana’a airport,[…]

Oman subsidy cuts may have negative impact on society and economy going forward

Oman is one among several GCC states that has recently reduced state subsidies on gasoline in response to the decline in oil prices, which is at its lowest since 2003. Gasoline prices for both premium and regular fuel will increase by about a third and a fourth, respectively. Less general government spending is expected to[…]

ADHRB UN Liaison Delivers Intervention on Freedom of Expression in Oman

On 26 June 2015, Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6 on human rights in Oman. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Emphasizing the importance[…]