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Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms

Expand People look at a model of Al Thumama stadium during an unveiling ceremony at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, August 24, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon (Beirut) – Qatar announced a range of significant human rights reforms during 2017 that if carried out would usher in some of the most progressive human rights standards in the gulf region, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The reforms include legislation that can dramatically improve labor standards for migrant workers, including a migrant domestic workers law, and to grant permanent residency…

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