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Posted On: 4 May 2009 11:28 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

NHRC releases booklet on expatriates’ rights, duties

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The national human rights commission (NHRC) has published a booklet containing the rights and duties of those who wish to take up employment in Qatar, according to a report published in a local Arabic daily. The booklet contains information on rules and regulations on employment in Qatar and it also answers frequently asked questions (FAQs). Expatriates at all levels can find answers to their problems and queries in the booklet. Divided into 6 chapters the first chapter highlights the issues which a labourer should pay special attention to before agreeing to leave his country for employment in Qatar. It warns about the visa rackets and false promises. It states that any person should before leaving his country for employment in Qatar ensure that the employment agency handling his papers is an agency certified by the ministry of labour in Qatar. The other four chapters contain essential clauses of labour law and formalities to be completed by the expatriate after landing in Qatar. The last chapter contains phone numbers of concerned government departments in Qatar and foreign embassies in Doha. In his foreword to the booklet NHRC’s chairman Dr Ali bin Simmeikh al-Merri addresses expatriates and says: “This is a booklet that has been brought out for your benefit. We in the NHRC firmly believe in safeguarding your rights and obligations. It is only by doing so that the society of which you are a part can achieve progress and development.”