Monday, November 8, 2010

Three countries question Lebanon on its "domestic workers" rights record

As part of Lebanon's Universal Periodic Review this week in Geneva [what is UPR?], three countries have asked the Lebanese delegation the following questions.

DENMARK: What measures are being taken by Lebanon to secure the rights and safety of domestic migrant workers in Lebanon?

IRELAND: Ireland is concerned about cases of mistreatment and abuse of foreign domestic workers. What measures is the Government of Lebanon taking to ensure that its labour code affords standard protections to foreign domestic workers?

NETHERLANDS: With regard to women’s rights in Lebanon, could the government of Lebanon elaborate on measures taken to improve the situation of mainly female “domestic migrant workers” as referred to in paragraph 26 of the OHCHR compilation? What other concrete steps will Lebanon take in order to eliminate discrimination and ensure that the human rights of all domestic workers in Lebanon are protected?

Ethiopian Suicides... is present in Geneva and will be reporting on Lebanon answers.

Answers due on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 9:00 am to 12:00 am Geneva time. Watch it live here.

The full list of questions submitted in advance and its two addendum are available here:

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