How severe are the violations of human rights and labor regulations in Qatar? Are there Nepalese workers really treated like slaves?

Yes, the violations are extremely serious in the range of mechanisms, which facilitate the exploitation, so workers are taken away their passports, they have huge amounts of debts, they work on the system of sponsorship-based employment, they don’t have protection of trade unions and they can’t access the justice system. So, this facilitates force labor. If you regard force labor as different from slavery, you wouldn’t say it is like force labor, it is force labor in many cases. So, it is a very serious problem.

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