Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Without protection

"This 54-page report reviews 114 Lebanese judicial decisions affecting migrant domestic workers. It finds that lack of accessible complaint mechanisms, lengthy judicial procedures, and restrictive visa policies dissuade many workers from filing or pursuing complaints against their employers. Even when workers file complaints, the police and judicial authorities regularly fail to treat certain abuses against domestic workers as crimes."  The lousy Lebanese Minister of Labor, Butrus Harb, said that the report was bad because it harmed the "image" of Lebanon.