Lebanon abolishes ‘slave-like’ system for foreign domestics

Lebanon is abolishing its sponsorship system for domestic workers, which many have likened to slavery. According to local media, the decision is “an enormous step” in the fight for human rights.

Lebanon, a country still shaken by the devastating August 4 explosion and struggling with its worst economic and political crisis of the past 30 years, is now taking “an enormous step” in the fight for human rights with a new, long-awaited law for the protection of domestic workers.

Outgoing Lebanese Labour Minister Lara Yammine on Wednesday provided the media with the entire text of the new “unified labor contract” for migrant domestic workers. 

English | September 11, 2020

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