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Human right violation against foreign workers in saudi


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Human right violation against foreign workers in saudi

  1. 1.  Third largest country in the middle east  Capital city: Riyadh  Government: Islamic absolute monarchy  Population size- 25.7 million  5.5 million are non-citizen
  2. 2. Expatraite Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Egypt, Sudan and the Philippines Indonesia Sri Lanka 1.5m 900K 500K 350K
  3. 3. 1973 Oil Price Boom! New Project
  4. 4.  Local workers were not meet the demand  Asian workers are easier to control  Cheaper  Willing to work in bad condition
  5. 5.  Forced to sign contract that they could not understand  formation of unions is prohibited  strikes are forbidden  no collective bargaining  Cannot leave the country without employers permission
  6. 6. 300 women from India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines worked 12-hour shifts, six days a week and have to share the room with 13 other women where the door was locked from the outside.
  7. 7. “The abuses we found against foreign workers demonstrate appalling flaws in the kingdom’s criminal justice system as a whole” Sarah Leah Whitson (executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division)
  8. 8.  Article 8 – No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.  Article 10 – All person deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity.  Article 12 - The right to liberty and freedom of movement, and freedom to leave the country  Article 16 - The right to be recognised as a person before the law  Article 26- Everyone is equal before the law and has a right to legal protection of the law without discrimination.
  9. 9.  Take immediate action to inform all foreign workers in the kingdom of their rights under Saudi and international law.  Suspend implementation of death sentences for Saudi citizens and foreigners, until it can be determined independently that torture was not used and confessions were not coerced.  End immediately the forced confinement of workers, impose substantial penalties on employers who continue the practice, and provide fair and equal compensation to the victims.  Bring interior ministry practices into conformity with