The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) organised a seminar on the rights of Nepali workers in Qatar and the benefits of the new law regulating the entry and exit of expatriates. The seminar was held in co-operation with the Nepali community in Qatar.
It aimed to raise awareness among Nepali workers on their rights, and to introduce the new law related to expatriates and its benefits. The seminar also discussed the relationship between workers and their employers, among other topics.
NHRC Deputy Chairman Dr Yusuf Obaidan said that the NHRC is working on protecting and promoting the rights of citizens of the State as well as expatriates, noting that protection is now more focused on expatriate workers.
He said that the NHRC has a great responsibility in monitoring the state of workers' rights in the country.
Obaidan said that national institutions act as the primary guarantors to monitor labour rights and respect for their freedom, human dignity and adequate means of livelihood.
He noted that the right to work is the basis for the realisation of human rights.
He stressed that 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 labour law and the law regulating the entry and exit of expatriates, is proof of the work being done to promote workers' rights. (QNA)
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