What does abolishing the Kafala mean? - FreedomUnited.org
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March 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am UTC-4

What does abolishing the Kafala mean?

Kafala is a catchall term to describe the visa regime of Gulf States. However, the immigration regime is not homogeneous across the region and the details vary from country to country. Yet, in advocacy, reporting and research, these nuances are often lost in the pursuit of a convenient tag. This has also allowed Gulf states to celebrate minimum reforms that go little beyond renaming old practices as “abolishing Kafala.”

This discussion aims to break down these claims, and shed light on the plight and human rights of migrant workers within the complex play of immigration control and labour market dynamics.

Join this discussion with the Migrant-Rights.org Team:

Vani Saraswathi | Ali Mohammed | Rima Kalush

Facilitated by Fabien Goa, a human rights researcher specialising in migration, corporate accountability & labour rights in the GCC. He has worked with Amnesty International, FairSquare Projects and business & human rights consultancies.

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March 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am UTC-4