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(Updates highlighted in bold) Background There have been some encouraging reforms in Kuwait since its last UPR in 2010. For example, in January 2013 a judicial decision granted women the right to apply for posts as prosecutors, allowing them to…
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We understand that the National Assembly will review draft domestic worker legislation that would limit working hours and require a weekly day off and timely payment of salaries; we note that domestic workers also must be able to terminate employment at…
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(Geneva) – Kuwait should accept recommendations on protecting the rights of migrant domestic workers and stateless persons made today by United Nations member countries, Human Rights Watch said. The UN Human Rights Council examined Kuwait’s human rights…
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Background Kuwait has improved its human rights record in some areas over the past few years, but needs to do much more. In 2005 the government decided to allow women to vote and run for office, but Kuwaiti women are still denied full citizenship…
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The United Nations’ ruling that Sweden violated the global torture ban in its involvement in the CIA transfer of an asylum seeker to Egypt is an important step toward establishing accountability for European governments complicit in illegal US renditions…
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Sweden violated the absolute ban on torture by expelling a terrorism suspect to Egypt, the United Nations Committee Against Torture ruled today. Sweden justified the transfer saying it secured assurances from Egypt that the suspect would not be tortured…
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Human Rights Watch welcomed the conclusions of the United Nations Human Rights Committee's review of Kuwait implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and called on the government of Kuwait to take immediate steps…