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Saudi Arabia: Bad Dreams

BAD DREAMS:
Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia

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SUMMARY

METHODOLOGY

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

I.  MIGRANT COMMUNITIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

II. THE FOREIGN LABOR SPONSORSHIP SYSTEM AND ITS ABUSES

III. VULNERABILITY AND EXPLOITATION

IV. WOMEN WORKERS:  FORCED CONFINEMENT, LABOR EXPLOITATION, AND SEXUAL ABUSE

V. LABOR GRIEVANCES: THE GOVERNMENT’S PROCESS FOR COMPLAINTS AND REMEDY

VI.  DEPORTATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS

VII. MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: RIGHTS DENIED

VIII. THE DEATH PENALTY AND EXECUTIONS: MIGRANT WORKER VICTIMS

IX. RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIX A: International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions in Force in Saudi Arabia

APPENDIX B

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

July 2004   Vol. 16, No. 5(E)