Kafala System: Modern Day Slavery (CASES – Itijah TV)

by mkleit

The kafala system (sponsorship system) is a system used to monitor the construction and domestic migrant laborers in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.

The system requires all unskilled laborers to have an in-country sponsor, usually their employer, who is responsible for their visa and legal status.

This practice has been criticised by human rights organizations for creating easy opportunities for the exploitation of workers, as many employers take away passports and abuse their workers with little chance of legal repercussions.

The show CASES, produced by Aly Sleem and hosted by Farah Atoui, deals with human rights violations regardless of any political affiliation/agenda. They stand by oppressed people everywhere so they aim to tackle their cases professionally from both humanitarian and legal perspectives. Their objective is to raise awareness and to speak out for those who have no voice.

In Studio: Mr. Mohammed Kleit: a Social and Human Rights Activist

Through Skype from London: Mr. Nicolas McGeehan: the UAE Researcher at HRW

By Phone from Dubai: Mr. Alex Malouf: a Journalist and Analyst

By Phone from Manama: Mr. Mohammed Al-Maskati: the President of Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights.

Freedom to Speak, Respectfully.

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