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Tag Archives: human rights

Rights society voices support for ‘stormers’ – Jailed ‘activists’ hunger strike on

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Kuwait Society for Human Rights issued its statement in support of the position taken by those serving prison term at the Central Jail for storming the Parliament building as they started their hunger strike Sunday. The society affirmed that its support is in line with the …

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Kuwait Society for Human Rights calls on migrant workers to call on hotline “22215150”

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Khalid Al-Ajmi, Chairman of the board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that the Kuwait Society for Human Rights receives calls of migrant workers in Kuwait at the hotline “22215150” both in Arabic and English in order to respond to their complaints and inquiries about …

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Kuwait stresses ‘commitment’ to human rights, combat trafficking

NEW YORK, Sept 30, (KUNA): Kuwait has underlined commitment to promotion and protection of human rights, as well as pursuing fight against human trafficking, which would ultimately honor objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kuwait has adopted a series of legislations and measures designed to combating trafficking in …

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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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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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Criminal suits vs Lankan envoy – Groups cite 2009 war crimes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, (AP): Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. The suits against Jagath Jayasuriya are based on …

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Hotline to aid expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Kuwait Society for Human Rights has launched a “hotline 22215150” to raise awareness of migrant workers in Kuwait of their various legal rights and duties. Khalid Al-Hamidi, Chairman of the board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that the hotline operates in five different languages: …

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Bill aims to shift human rights to Parliament

Ministers can’t act as mediator and challenger, say MPs KUWAIT CITY, July 6: MPs Adel Al-Damkhi, Adnan AbdulSamad, Jaman Al-Harbash, Abdulkareem Al-Kandari and Mohammed Hayef have presented a proposal to transfer the National Human Rights Commission from the Council of Ministers to the Parliament. The lawmakers proposed amending the first …

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e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

KSHR launches platform for 1st time in Gulf KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced the launch of an electronic platform in five languages as a contribution to educating migrant workers in Kuwait on their legal rights through cartoons and pictures, as …

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Kuwait upholds human rights – Certain forces try to undermine reputation

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Kuwait upholds human rights despite the attempts made by certain forces to undermine the reputation of the country in many ways including the hostile media through all means such as social media, press and television, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. They indicated about those who …

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