• Find us on:

Kafala

Share This

The kafala system is used to monitor migrant laborers, working mainly in construction and domestic settings in the Arab Gulf states. A foreign worker can

only come into the Arab Gulf states through a kafeel (sponsor). However, the essence of the kafala system is the relationship of binding the employee to the employer, which has often been criticised as “slave-like”.

The kafala directly contradicts employment law in the UK. To learn more, read the following articles and case law on the system;

Guardian Video – Kafala: the exploitative employment system that has spread to the UK

The Guardian

WikiTribune

Court of Justice of the European Union

The Independent

BBC News

« Back to Glossary Index

DISCLAIMER

The information and content on this website is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. Legal information or content on this website relates only to the laws of England and Wales. You should not take any actions based on information found on this website without first seeking appropriate legal advice with respect to your specific matter. No representations or warranties are made about the suitability, currentness, comprehensiveness and/or accuracy of the information and other content contained on this website. It should be noted that legal information and content can rapidly become out of date and we give no undertaking to keep this website up to date. All liability for any loss or damage of any kind which may be suffered as a result of accessing and using the information and/or content of this website is hereby excluded to the full extent permitted by law.