Doha: (NHRC: 6/5/2009): The national human rights committee(NHRC) has published a booklet (in Arabic) containing the rights and duties of those who wish to take up employment in Qatar.
English, Urdu and Philippino versions are to be printed soon. The Arabic version can be accessed on NHRC website (Arabic version) under the sub-link "مطبوعات اللجنة" .
The booklet contains information on rules and regulations on employment in Qatar and it also answers frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Expatriates at all levels can find answers to their problems and queries in the booklet.
Divided into 6 chapters the first chapter highlights the issues which a laborer should pay special attention to before agreeing to leave his country for employment in Qatar. It warns about the visa rackets and false promises.
It states that any person should before leaving his country for employment in Qatar ensure that the employment agency handling his papers is an agency certified by the ministry of Labour in Qatar.
The other four chapters contain essential clauses of labor law and formalities to be completed by the expatriate after landing in Qatar.
The last chapter contains phone numbers of concerned government departments in Qatar and foreign embassies in Doha.
In his foreword to the booklet NHRC’s chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Merry addresses expatriates and says: “This is a booklet that has been brought out for your benefit. We in the NHRC firmly believe in safeguarding your rights and obligations. It is only by doing so that the society of which you are a part can achieve progress and development.”