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Rights activists disappointed on Qatar labour reforms

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani approved a new law overseeing the sponsorship system -- which currently only allows workers to leave the country with the approval of their employer -- as well as rules which allow workers to switch jobsRights activists said Wednesday they were disappointed by long-awaited reforms of Qatar’s much-criticised “kafala” labour system for foreign workers, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery. Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday approved a new law overseeing the sponsorship system — which currently only allows workers to leave the country with the approval of their employer — as well as rules which allow workers to switch jobs. “These changes are unlikely to lead to a meaningful improvement,” Nicholas McGeehan, Gulf researcher at Human Rights Watch, told AFP.

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