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Guinea envoy suggests its govt to stop sending Guinean domestics to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 26: Ambassador of Guinea to Kuwait HE Mamady Traoré revealed that he has suggested to the Ministry of Security and Social Protection in his country to suspend sending Guinean domestic workers to Kuwait until completion of procedures with the embassy to organize and regulate their travel and …

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Human Rights Society monitoring legal violations perpetrated against migrants in Kuwait

KSHR working to spread culture of respecting human rights This is the first of a series of articles on the status of migrant workers in Kuwait during the first third of the year issued in a report by Kuwait Society for Human Rights through the Unit of Monitoring and Following- …

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Worker not paid for 13 years – License rules violated

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: Domestic Labor Department referred a sponsor who refused to pay the salary of his worker for 13 years to the Public Prosecution for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, officers from the Residency Affairs Department arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for running a domestic workers bureau on a license …

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Expats convenient scapegoats for problems

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Any society witnessing crisis usually looks for a scapegoat; while the public often expresses sentiments over the practice of holding expatriates accountable for problems and this feeling proves the inability of societies to address their problems quoting Constitutional expert Dr Mohamed Al-Feeli. Al-Feeli agrees with the …

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Migrant workers suffer from racist govt decisions: Kuwait Human Rights Society

Exec, legis authorities justify bid to address population imbalance KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: In response to criticisms heaped on the Executive and Legislative authorities by the Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS), there has been widespread indignation in both authorities, reports Al-Rai daily. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of …

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Kuwait 96 in Human Capital rank

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 96th out of 130 countries with a score of 56.08 in the Human Capital Report 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. The report ranks countries based on four key areas of human capital development as follows: 1. Capacity: past investment in formal …

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Ghana govt bans ‘recruitment’ of workers to Kuwait, Gulf countries – Move to curb abuses facing migrant workers

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The government of Ghana has issued a temporary ban on recruitment of workers to Kuwait and other Gulf countries due to a hike in reported cases of abuse faced by migrant workers, says africannews. com. The directive follows calls by several human rights activists to ban …

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‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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‘Kuwaitis treat their domestics well’

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Recent statistics by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicated 587,696 expatriates constituting 288,982 male and 298,714 female were employed in the Kuwaiti houses as domestic workers before January 2016. In a recent survey conducted among some domestic workers in order to get a clear …

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Saudi, a target of hypocrisy, double standards

TO my astonishment and dismay Western powers, human rights groups and international institutions have ganged-up against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alleging ‘human rights abuses’ over its execution of 47 terrorists, tried and sentenced for their crimes following lengthy transparent trials. Rather than salute the Kingdom for its policy of …

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