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Qatar 2022: New labor laws ‘fail to prevent exploitation’ says Amnesty

Qatar can’t seem to shake ongoing controversy in the buildup to soccer’s 2022 World Cup even as it introduces a set of new laws designed to improve the rights of migrant workers.

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The legislation that takes effect on Tuesday is billed as a means of lessening the grip of corporate employers on the Gulf Emirate’s 2.1 million expatriates.However, Amnesty International’s report “New Name, Old System?” attacks the new laws as “barely scratching the surface of labor exploitation.

“It cites the continuous implementation of exit visas, along with the right to hold employees’ passports, as evidence that human rights abuses for its hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are not being addressed forcefully.

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Qatar’s labor laws garnered worldwide attention in 2013 following release of French footballer Zahir Belounis after a two-year limbo existence.

Following a pay dispute with Qatari club El Jaish, Belounis was not granted permission to leave the country. He contemplated a hunger strike and even suicide before he was allowed to leave after an intervention by the French government.

Source : Internet 

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