Chairperson of Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) HE Maryam bint Abdullah Al Attiyah has emphasized that NHRC has been contributing to promoting human rights for all workers, noting the incredible breakthrough in the legislations and laws in this regard.

This came during her meeting with Assistant Director- General for Governance, Rights and Dialogue in the International Labour Organization (ILO), Manuela Tomei, on the margins of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

She added that, since its inception, NHRC has been striving to alter the situation of workers and reviewing numerous laws that advocate for workers, affirming that she is upbeat about the accomplishments made in this respect, especially that the number of workers’ complaints has been dramatically plummeted.

Al Attiyah noted the special Ministry of Labour that was established in 2021 and the cancellation of the sponsorship system “Kafala”, allowing workers to change their employers through the electronic notification service, in addition to creating an electronic platform by the Ministry of Labour dedicated to receiving the complaints.

NHRC constantly works to monitor the workers welfare in the State of Qatar, as well as surveilling and documenting the payment of wages to workers to ensure that wages are paid in accordance with the rules and conditions stipulated by the labour law, Al Attiyah underlined.

She affirmed that in case of any breaches of the procedures, the process of granting new work licenses is suspended, and all employers’ transactions at the Ministry of Labour are put on hold. page 16