Qatar

Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2017)

Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2016)

Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2015)

Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2013)

Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2012)

 Introduction

  • The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) held a regional workshop on human rights advocacy and migrant workers in the Middle East.
  • The workshop brought together about 30 private sector representatives and civil society advocates and experts working in different contexts in Asia and the Middle-East – in countries of origin and destination. There were also participants from governments working as labour attachés and in different government departments in Qatar.
  • This program will assist participants to work together in developing practical strategies to protect and promote migrant workers’ rights at the national and regional level.

Background

  • The treatment of migrant workers is one of the key human rights challenges of the region and the 21st Century.  Rapid economic change is driving more people to cross borders in search of decent work.   Increasingly it is women who are migrating for work, and women are particularly vulnerable to abuse and violations of their human rights.  
  • Migrant workers are subject to discrimination, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, non payment of wages violence and detention.   In many cases migrant workers are forced to live on the fringes of society, beyond the usual protection of the law.  The abuses experienced by migrant workers are reported in heartbreaking stories the media in the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and in the reports of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.  

 

Program Manual

Section One: Introductions

1.1  Useful Human Rights Websites

 

Section Two: Migrant Workers and Human Rights

2.1  An Introduction to the International law of Human Rights - Dr Sarah Pritchard SC 

2.2  The International legal framework on the rights of migrant workers – DTP & AFP Manual   

2.3  The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families – DTP & AFP Manual 

2.4  Other UN instruments and mechanisms relevant to the rights of migrant workers- DTP & AFP Manual 

2.5  The International Labour Organization and migrant workers – DTP & AFP Manual 

Arabic Version:

2.1  An Introduction to the International law of Human Rights - Dr Sarah Pritchard SC 

2.2  The International legal framework on the rights of migrant workers – DTP & AFP Manual   

2.3  The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families – DTP & AFP Manual 

2.4  Other UN instruments and mechanisms relevant to the rights of migrant workers- DTP & AFP Manual 

2.5  The International Labour Organization and migrant workers – DTP & AFP Manual 

Section Three: Human Rights Documents

3.1 The International Bill of Rights

·         Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

·         International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 

·         International Covenant on Economic Social & Cultural Rights (ICESCR) 

 

Section Four: UN System, Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures, UPR

4.1 UN System Chart

4.2 Submitting a Human Rights Complaint through UN System - Diagram

4.3 UN Human Rights Treaty System

·         Chart of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

·         Human Rights Ratification Chart MENA and ASIA (AS of 2016)

·         Table of Treaty Ratifications and Reporting Schedule - MENA

·         Treaty Body Recommendations for Middle East and North Africa - compiled 

·         Treaty Body Reporting Calendar - 2017

·         10 Steps to Write a Shadow Report - The Advocates for Human Rights

4.4 Human Rights Special Procedures

·         Special Rapporteur on Migrant Workers: Mandate 2014

4.5 Universal Periodic Review

·         UPR Schedule 

·         UPR Recommendations MENA Region (Bilingual)

·         UPR Conclusions and Recommendations – Qatar 2014 

 

Arabic Version:

4.1 UN System Chart

4.4 Human Rights Special Procedures

·         Special Rapporteur on Migrant Workers: Mandate 2014

4.5 Universal Periodic Review

·         UPR Conclusions and Recommendations – Qatar 2014 

Section Five:  Other Documents

5.1 United Nations Secretary General’s Report on Human Rights of MWs (2015)

5.2  Special Rapporteur on Migrant Workers - Labour Exploitation of Migrants (April 2014)

5.3 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Arabic Version:

5.2 Special Rapporteur on Migrant Workers - Labour Exploitation of Migrants (April 2014)