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Qatar Transnational Issues 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Qatar Transnational Issues 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Disputes - international:
none

Trafficking in persons:
current situation: Qatar is a destination country for men and women from South and Southeast Asia who migrate willingly, but are subsequently trafficked into involuntary servitude as domestic workers and laborers, and, to a lesser extent, commercial sexual exploitation; the most common offense was forcing workers to accept worse contract terms than those under which they were recruited; other conditions include bonded labor, withholding of pay, restrictions on movement, arbitrary detention, and physical, mental, and sexual abuse
tier rating: Tier 3 - Qatar failed, for the second consecutive year, to enforce criminal laws against traffickers, or to provide an effective mechanism to identify and protect victims; it continues to detain and deport victims rather than providing them protection; the government made little progress to increase prosecutions for trafficking in a meaningful way in 2007; workers complaining of working conditions or non-payment of wages were sometimes penalized (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Transnational Issues 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Transnational Issues 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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