Amnesty decries ‘shameful’ treatment of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Rights group blames ‘kafala’ sponsorship system for widespread abuses.

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are being subjected to “shameful” human rights abuses due to the laws that govern their employment, a new report has claimed.

A months-long investigation by Amnesty International found that an “inherently abusive” migration sponsorship system was to blame for the poor treatment of women domestic workers in the country.

English | April 23, 2019



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