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10 February 2020

UK Govt. hosts NSO Group at closed trade show following allegations of spyware technology being used to target human rights activists

The UK Home Office announced on 6 February 2020 that NSO Group would be one of 300 firms invited to exhibit their products at the three-day, closed trade show. This is following allegations against NSO Group that its technology was used to target human...

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5 February 2020

Africa: Exploitative recruitment agencies and weak bilateral labour migration agreements with Gulf states expose migrant workers to abuses

Author: Michaeal Oche, Leadership (Nigeria)

"Labour Migration to the GCC: African Governments Can Do More To Protect Their Citizens"...

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2 December 2019

Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Gulf abused by unscrupulous recruitment agents

Author: Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service

"Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence," 28 Nov 2019...

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27 November 2019

India: 34,000 migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014; activists criticise lack of protections

Responding to a parliamentary question in November 2019, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedhan disclosed that a total of 33,988 Indian migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014. The country with the highest number of deaths was...

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14 October 2019

Oman: Report accuses Gulf Aluminium of failing to pay migrant workers for a year leaving them stranded and relying on charity

Author: Telangana Today (India)

"Fellow Telugus help 2 TS men stuck in Oman", 20 Aug 2019...

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4 October 2019

Engineers Against Poverty recommends improvements to Wage Protection Systems in the Gulf, based on global comparison

Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) have released the third paper in a series focusing on protecting the addressing the issue of late, partial or non-payment of wages of migrant construction workers in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....

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19 July 2019

India: Govt. records 77,155 labour abuse allegations by migrant workers in the Gulf between 2016-2019

The Indian government has released figures detailing the numbers of allegations of labour abuse it has received from migrant workers to the Gulf countries in the four years between 2016 and 2019. 77,155 complaints were made to embassies and consulates...

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18 July 2019

Pakistan: Govt. enforces employment code, blacklists recruiters for exploitative labour practices

Author: Khaleej Times (UAE)

"12 foreign recruitment firms barred from hiring Pakistani workers", 8 Jul 2019...

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12 June 2019

African trade unions urge government action on fair recruitment as cases of migrant labour exploitation in the Gulf increase

A study from the organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC–Africa), the umbrella body of all Trade Unions in Africa, found workers had experienced a range of abuses including unscrupulous recruitment agencies and fees, a lack of...

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28 May 2019

Oman: Ministry of Manpower establishes fast-track labour dispute system

Author: Times of Oman

"Labour disputes in Oman to have their own fast-track system", 22 May 2019...

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