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  1. Qatar - - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 2018 Establishing the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund. (قانون رقم 17 لسنة 2018 بشأن إنشاء صندوق دعم وتأمين العمال) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-11-19 | QAT-2018-L-107337

    The fund aims to support, ensure and provide care for workers, guarantee their rights and provide a healthy and safe working environment for them. In particular it is tasked with (Art. 5):
    1.Providing the needed and sustainable financial resources for the support and insurance of workers.
    2.Paying the workers' benefits, which are settled by the labor dispute settlement committees, and subsequently reclaiming those amounts from the employer.
    3.Contributing to the provision and establishment of playgrounds, entertainment venues, or workers’ accommodation, in coordination with the relevant authorities.
    The fund shall receive for its annual budget 60% of the fees collected for workers’ permits and their renewal (Art. 4).

  2. Qatar - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of Ministers Decision No. 6 of 2018 establishing the labour dispute committees and developing the rules and procedures to be followed by them. (قرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 6 لسنة 2018 بشأن تشكيل لجان فض المنازعات العمالية والقواعد والإجراءات الواجب اتباعها أمامها وآلية تنفيذ قراراتها وتحديد مكافآتها) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-16 | QAT-2018-R-107857

    This Decision establishes of the three committees that will oversee labour disputes, the Committee is required to meet three times per week, with their sessions being held in public. The Committee has the discretion to hear or request verbal evidence, it may consolidate cases having the same subject matter and parties and it may rule on matters in absentia or dismiss the case altogether where a party is not in attendance. Procedural restrictions, such as not being permitted to postpone proceedings more than once for the same reason, are also imposed.

  3. Qatar - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 6 of 2018 amending Certain Provisions of Decree No. 27 of 2001 on Approving the Accession of Qatar to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. (مرسوم رقم 6 لسنة 2018 بشأن تعديل بعض أحكام المرسوم رقم 27 لسنة 2001 بالموافقة على انضمام دولة قطر إلى اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لمناهضة التعذيب وغيره من من ضروب المعاملة أو العقوبة القاسية أو اللاإنسانية أو المهيئة) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-09 | QAT-2018-R-107853

    The Decree replaces and amends Section No. 1 of Decree No. 27 of 2001 on Approving the Accession of Qatar to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It shall be adopted as a Law in accordance to Article No. 68 of the Constitution, with reservations to the provisions of Articles No. 1 and No. 16 of the Convention.

  4. Qatar - - International agreement

    Government Regulation no 7/2018 to promulgate the Agreement of understanding for cooperation in the field of education, higher education and scientific research between the government of Hungary and the Government of the state of Qatar ( A Kormány 7/2018. (II. 6.) Korm. rendelete a Magyarország Kormánya és Katar Állam Kormánya közötti oktatási, felsőoktatási és tudományos együttműködési Megállapodás kihirdetéséről és a Stipendium Hungaricum ösztöndíjak biztosításáról szóló Megállapodás kihirdetéséről szóló 281/2017. (IX. 22.) Korm. rendelet módosításáról ) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2018-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-02-07 | INT-2018-IA-108316

    First: Basis of Cooperation
    Second: General Education
    Third: The field of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology
    Fourth: General Provisions

  5. Qatar - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 15 of 2017 Regarding the Establishment of a National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking. (قرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 15 لسنة 2017 بشأن انشاء اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة الاتجار بالبشر) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-14 | QAT-2017-R-107698

    Section 4 of this Ministerial Order defines the role of the committee as a national coordinator for the purpose of monitoring and combating human trafficking through coordination with relevant authorities. This is to be accomplished through the following activities:

    1. Setting the national plan for combating human trafficking, and setting up programs and mechanisms for its implementation in coordination with the relevant authorities.

    2. Establishing a database that contains international agreements on human trafficking and relevant studies on the subject.

    3. Reviewing relevant national legislation and ensuring its compliance with international agreements ratified by the country.

    4. Preparing and publishing a yearly report on the country’s efforts to combat and monitor human trafficking

    5. Studying international and regional reports on combatting and monitoring human trafficking and taking necessary actions.

    6. Coordinating with relevant authorities to provide protection and support to victims of human trafficking, which includes coordination of the protection and rehabilitation program for helping victims.

    7. Raising awareness on human trafficking by holding conferences and symposiums and preparing pamphlets and training programs in order to achieve the objectives of the committee.

    8. Exchanging information and expertise with Arab, regional and international committees for combatting human trafficking and establishing strong ties with them.

    9. Participating along with relevant authorities in international conferences and forums on combating human trafficking.

    10. Undertaking any tasks assigned to the committee related to combating human trafficking.


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