Saudi denies UN allegation of expat abuse

Published:  20 Jun at 4 PM
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The government of Saudi Arabia has refuted allegations by the UN that that it and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations were guilty of not respecting expat workers’ rights.

The Kingdom’s permanent resident at the UN in Geneva, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, said the claims, which were published in a report by Human Rights Commissioner Prince Zaid bin Raad Al-Hussain, were false.

Trad, who spoke at a Human Rights Council meeting on migrant workers, refuted the allegations and requested that Al-Hussain reviewed where he had received his information from and amended his report accordingly.

He noted that there were in the region of 10 million expatriates in Saudi Arabia in possession of clear temporary contracts that afforded them full rights, pointing out that such protections were in the Kingdom’s legislations and based on Islamic principles.

Trad went on to say that the country’s Basic Law featured in Article 26 said it was Saudi Arabia’s duty to provide adequate security for its nationals and expats within its borders, while Article 47 outlined that citizens and expats had the right of litigation.
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