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Executive Regulations of Law No. 68 of 2015

Executive regulations of Law No. 68 of 2015 stipulate all regulations related to domestic work in Kuwait including work permits and the read more

Kuwait Labour Migration Regulation of Domestic Work
Decision no. 9 of 2020

LMRA decided to reduce fees related to issuing and renewing all work permits for the first year since its issuance, and reduce all fees it collects by 50% for 3 months starting July. 

Bahrain Visas and Residency Permits Work Permits
The National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons

This document describes the objective definition of the National Referral Mechanism, its stages, and procedures for victims of trafficking in persons. 

Bahrain Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling
Asylum (Organization) Act of 2014

The Asylum Act of 2014 replaces the 1974 Asylum Act to establish the conditions for refusal of asylum, the loss of refugee status, and the rights and duties of refugees.

Sudan Forced displacement and refugee protection Access to asylum, Refugee Status and Residency
Cabinet Resolution No. 22 of 2019 The UAE adopted Cabinet Resolution No. 22 of 2019 to supplement Federal Law No. 10 of 2017, establishing more protection for domestic workers by establishing their right to terminate their employment read more United Arab Emirates Labour Migration Support and protection of migrant workers and their rights
Ministerial Decision 255/2020 Governing the Recruitment of Non-Omani Manpower in Private Sector Establishments Operating in Carpentry, Blacksmithing, and Aluminum Workshop Activities

The ministerial decision sets regulations for the recruitment of non-Omani workers in the sector of carpentry, blacksmithing, and aluminum work, stating that the permission to recruit a non-Omani read more

Oman Labour Migration Labour Force Nationalization
The opening of the land borders with Syria through the Al Masnaa and Aboudieh border centers on 08/09/2020 and 10/09/2020

Based on the decisions of the Council of Ministers on 31 March 2020 relating to the return of the Lebanese expatriates from abroad, the land borders with Syria will be opened through the Al Masnaa read more

Lebanon Admissions, Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Ministerial decision regarding the employment contract for domestic workers

The Minister of Labor issued a decision related to the new work contract for domestic workers in order to regulate the work relationship between them and their employers. The contract allows read more

Lebanon Labour Migration Reforms to the Kafala System
Executive Memo 1/28 This Executive Memo defines the new fees of work permits according to the 2019 General Budget Law. Lebanon Labour Migration Work Permits
Settling the status of Arabs and foreigners, who entered and resided illegally in Lebanon

This announcement by the Lebanese General Security is to present and announce the procedures of regularization for the foreigners who entered and resided in Lebanon in an illegal manner.

Lebanon Irregular Migration Regularization
Departure of the Syrians who are in Lebanon, legally or illegally

This is an announcement from the General Directorate of the General Security informing Syrian nationals who are in Lebanon legally or illegally that they can leave for Syria, provided that they read more

Lebanon Admissions, Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Agreement to provide assistance to vulnerable Jordanians and refugees between Jordan and the UN World Food Programme This $700 million agreement is to provide assistance to one million vulnerable Jordanians and refugees. Jordan International Cooperation on Migration and Displacement
Allow entry across all land borders for some groups

The General Directorate of the General Security announces that entry is permitted across all land borders for holders of valid residency and their family members or those wishing to transit from read more

Lebanon Admissions, Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Memo 1/42 Extending the work of the Memo 1/30 of 24/04/2020

Due to the ongoing health condition the country is going through, this Memo extends the work of Memo 1/30 of 24/04/2020 which is related to the Lab tests that are required to complete the read more

Lebanon Labour Migration Work Permits
Memo 1/41 Reception of pre-approval requests This Memo of the Ministry of Labour requests the concerned units in the central administration and the regional departments of the ministry of labour to re-receive applications for prior work read more Lebanon Labour Migration Work Permits
Approval of Draft Legislation: Revisions to Law No. 25/2003 Law Against Trafficking in Persons The draft legislation for revisions to the 2003 Law Against Trafficking in Persons on the prevention and suppression of trafficking in persons and the protection of victims was approved by the read more Mauritania Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Prevention and Awareness Campaigns
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

The ratification of this protocol is intended to prevent and combat trafficking in persons and facilitate international cooperation against it. The Protocol also highlights the problems associated read more

Comoros Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Prevention and Awareness Campaigns
Ministerial Decision 169/2020 Determining the Percentage of the National Workforce in Private Sector Establishments Operating in the Mining Sector

The percentage of the national workforce in the private sector establishments working in the mining sector is determined by the ministerial decision according to a schedule that progresses yearly read more

Oman Labour Migration Labour Force Nationalization
Ministerial Decision 168/2020 Determining the Percentage of the National Workforce in Private Sector Establishments Operating in the Fisheries Sector

The percentage of the national workforce in the private sector establishments working in the fisheries sector is determined by the ministerial decision according to a schedule that progresses read more

Oman Labour Migration Labour Force Nationalization
Regulation No. 64 of 2020

This Regulation is to organize the regulation of domestic workers including chefs, and gardeners .

Jordan Labour Migration Regulation of Domestic Work