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Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar

Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar
Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar

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Published: July 2014

Report for Qatar Foundation Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative 

Ray Jureidini

ISBN 978-9927-101-75-5

This report examines foreign labour recruitment into Qatar. The report is based on a study conducted to ascertain the financial and procedural circumstances that give rise to basic human rights violations during labour recruitment. Based upon the study’s findings, the aim of this report is to offer recommendations for reform that will reduce or eliminate labour and human rights violations – and stimulate discussion on the issues raised.

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Introduction

This report examines foreign labour recruitment into Qatar. The report is based on a study conducted to ascertain the financial and procedural circumstances that give rise to basic human rights violations during labour recruitment. Based upon the study’s findings, the aim of this report is to offer recommendations for reform that will reduce or eliminate labour and human rights violations – and stimulate discussion on the issues raised.


About the author

Dr. Ray Jureidini is an Australian Sociologist, specializing in industrial and economic sociology. Dr. Jureidini joined the Lebanese American University (LAU) in February 2011 as associate professor of sociology at the Institute for Migration Studies. He is also Director of Research at the Center of Design Innovation at Qatar Foundation, Qatar. Prior to joining LAU, he was Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr Jureidini has been researching and publishing in the field of migration, xenophobia, and human trafficking, with specific reference to human rights and female migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, Egypt and the Middle East generally. He has also conducted research projects on migration and refugees (Somalis, Ethiopians and Iraqis) as well as child domestic workers. 


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Context

Chapter 2 Government Collaboration

Chapter 3 Financing of Labour Migration

Chapter 4 Recruitment Agencies

Chapter 5 Contracts and Visas

Chapter 6 Wages and Conditions of Work 

Chapter 7 Orientation and Awareness-Raising

Chapter 8 Concluding Discussion

Appendix 1: Fieldwork Interviews

Appendix 2: ILO Conventions Ratified by Qatar


Copyright info

Copyright 2014 Ray Jureidini

This title is published as an open access book under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0) 

 

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