Art Forum quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Matt Hall on the Slavery Museum opening in Qatar which includes a feature on “Modern Slavery” that discusses workers’ rights abuses:

But also, according to Matthew Hall in the Atlantic Council, the museum will feature a “Modern Slavery” wing with a placard that reads “Many construction workers in rapidly industrializing parts of the world, especially the Gulf region, are considered to be contractually enslaved.”

Hall noted that “94 percent of the workforce is foreign” in Qatar, and the country is among the Gulf nations that have come under scrutiny for workers’ rights abuses. As Al Arabiya reported, the country has faced criticism for its “controversial ‘kafala’ system that binds workers to their employer.”

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