The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) cordially invites you to its upcoming public lecture entitled:
The Migrant Labor Reform in Qatar: Towards a more Holistic Approach.
This event will be held on March 2nd, from 7 to 9 pm in the Auditorium, QFIS building, Education City.
Kafala system, exit visa and wages protection
The lecture will review the recent reform legislation in Qatar that includes the kafala system, exit visas and wage protection as well as a bilateral agreement with Nepal on migrant labor recruitment. It will be argued that, while the reforms are welcome and represent good steps on the right track, there are a number of elements and serious challenges that need to be considered for a more holistic reform agenda.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. Ray Jureidini, Professor of Migration, Human Rights and Ethics at CILE. His research interests include migration, human and labor rights, human trafficking, gender discrimination, racism and xenophobia. In 2012-13 he served one year as consultant to the Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative at Qatar Foundation in Doha, contributing to the QF Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare for contractors and sub-contractors and completing a report on labor recruitment to Qatar.