KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: The Constitutional Court chaired by Justice Yousef Al-Mutawa rejected a petition filed by 10 domestic workers bureaus against the constitutionality of Articles 17 and 51 of Domestic Law No. 68/2015.
The petition focused on the context of the two articles in question that oblige the domestic workers recruitment bureaus to return (deport) domestic workers back to their home countries in case there’s any hindrance toward their services to employers, or they refuse to continue working and there’s no opportunity available to transfer them to another bureau.
The petitioners said they are owners of domestic workers bureaus and recruitment agencies established in accordance with Law No. 40/1992 that organizes the activities of domestic workers and those in their capacity, affirming they have been in business since the above-mentioned law was issued. “That’s why we’re surprised by new laws instituted to regulate the recruitment of domestic workers – citing the two articles that prescribed penalties deemed unjust to the bureaus,” they noted.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff