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Posted On: 5 May 2019 09:48 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

National Human Rights Committee holds seminar for Nepali workers

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) organised a seminar on the rights of Nepali workers in the State of Qatar and the benefits of the new law regulating the entry and exit of expats. The seminar was held in cooperation with the Nepali expat community in Qatar.

It aimed to raise awareness among Nepali workers on their rights, and to introduce the new law related to expats and its benefits. The seminar also discussed the relationship between the workers and their employees, among other topics.

Deputy Chairman of NHRC Dr Yusuf Obaidan that the committee is working on protecting and promoting the rights of citizens of the State as well as its expatriates, noting that protection is now more focused on expat workers in Qatar. He said that the committee has a great responsibility in monitoring the state of workers' rights in the country.

Obaidan said at the seminar that national institutions act as the primary guarantors of the monitoring of labor rights and of respect for their fundamental freedoms, human dignity and adequate means of livelihood. He noted that the right to work is the basis for the realization of human rights.

He stressed that the State of Qatar attaches great importance to the issues of migrant workers and to creating suitable conditions for their health, psychological and material conditions through a series of policies and laws aimed at providing them with all guarantees, especially as the country undertakes a large amount of projects whether to pursue economic development or to prepare for hosting World Cup 2022.

He pointed out that the recent legislative reforms that included a new domestic labor law and the law regulating the entry and exit of expatriates, is proof of the work being done to promote workers' rights. (QNA)