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Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers

Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers
Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers
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Qatar amended its residency laws on Tuesday to allow foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which labor rights groups have long said should be abolished. Accordingly Doha is keen to show it is tackling allegations of worker exploitation as it prepares to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, which it has presented as a showcase of its progress and development.



Meanwhile most migrant workers would be able to leave the country without having to obtain permits from their employers under the law, said the International Labor Organization in a statement via its Doha office. As per report the ILO hailed the move as a "significant step" for gas rich Qatar, which committed last year to introducing sweeping labour reforms, including changes to the exit visa system.

Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers

Houtan Homayounpour, the head of the ILO office in Doha, which was set up in April said "The ILO welcomes the enactment of Law No. 13, which will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of migrant workers in Qatar”. Moreover the official Qatar News Agency confirmed the adoption of Law No. 13, saying it amended "certain provisions" of previous laws regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates. Further it did not specify which provisions or offer details on the changes.

Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers

Qatar migrant workers can leave country without permits from their employers
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