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Tag Archives: human rights

‘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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MoI committed to apply laws on respecting rights

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday met in his office Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, and her accompanying delegation. Other security officials and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission …

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Number of MPs express shock over latest Expat Insider survey “Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates” – Report contradicts reality: Khalil Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: A number of MPs expressed shock and resentment over the latest Expat Insider survey carried out by the InterNations group which classified Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. They wondered how expatriates pay large sums of money for coming to work in …

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KSHR team discusses issue of Zimbabwean female workers

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: A delegation from Kuwait Society for Human Rights visited the headquarters of the General Directorate of Residency. They were received by Major General Talal Ibrahim Marafi – General Manager of Residency Affairs. During the visit, Major General Marafi welcomed the visiting delegation warmly and discussed many …

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Shelter Center for Migrant Labor big ‘home’ – Kuwait preserves human dignity

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: “In Kuwait, there is a particular interest in the rights of migrant workers which reflects the general trend to preserve human dignity, without exception, and to respect all the international conventions and agreements signed by Kuwait. The most prominent of these concerns is the Shelter Center …

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MPs ask Europe to step up humanitarian role

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: The parliamentary Human Rights Committee met the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula on Tuesday to discuss humanitarian and political issues of mutual concern, says Committee Chairman MP Jamal Al-Omar. Al-Omar disclosed the meeting focused on Domestic Labor Law, human rights legislation, Kuwait’s …

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IS attacks Syria hospital, kills 20, takes hostages – US lauds Belgium

BEIRUT, May 14, (Agencies): The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday overran a government-controlled hospital in eastern Syria, killing 20 members of pro-regime forces and taking medical staff hostage, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists attacked Al-Assad hospital in Deir Ezzor as they press an …

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‘Human rights top Kuwait’s priorities’ – More powers sought

KUWAIT CITY, May 3, (KUNA): Kuwait remains steadfast in its commitment to human rights, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, noting that the issue of human rights is “no longer a national issue, but an international one.” Assistant Foreign Minister for Coordination Affairs Nasser Al-Sabeeh made the remarks at a …

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Human Rights society hits health segregation – ‘End violation’

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: On the occasion of the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination which annually falls on March 21, the Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) renews its demand to abolish the recent decisions and directives issued by officials at the Ministry of Health with regard …

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Egypt orders to close down human rights organisation – ‘Part of crackdown on NGOs’

CAIRO, Feb 18, (Agencies): Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organisation that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday. The Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, whose headquarters are in central Cairo, documents allegations of torture, death and …

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