Rights groups welcome Lebanon's new domestic workers protections but say kafala system 'must end'
Rights groups welcome Lebanon's new domestic workers protections but say kafala system 'must end'

Lebanon has introduced changes to contract law for foreigndomestic workers, news that has been initially welcomed by human rights groups but who say thecontroversial kafala systemmust end.Details of the new contract have not been revealed but likely to address some of the numerous criticisms over the treatment of the country’s 250,000domestic workers, mostly from South Asia and Africa.Caretaker Labour MinisterLamia Yamminesaid in a tweet that the law would allow migrant workers to “obtain all their contractual rights and benefit from the broadest social protections”.The contract also “enshrine…

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