Qatar

Qatar faces a diplomatic crisis since 2017 when some neighbors cut diplomatic ties and expelled Qatari citizens. In 2018, Qatar passed a number of important human rights reforms but failed to deliver on several other promised reforms. While it acceded to two core human rights treaties, it made reservations, depriving migrants and women of some of their protections. Qatar passed the Gulf region’s first refugee asylum law, but it fell short of the country’s international obligations. Qatari laws continue to discriminate against migrants, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.