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  1. Kuwait - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 247(a) of 2014 Regulating Volunteer Groups Work. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | KWT-2015-R-101780

    Title I: General Provisions.
    Title II: Volunteer Work Committee.
    Title III: Establishing volunteer Groups Work.
    Title IV: Administrative Board.
    Title V: Volunteer Groups Financial Affairs.
    Title VI: Annual Meeting of the Volunteer Group.
    Title VII: Investigation and Sanctions.
    Title VIII: Final Provisions.

  2. Kuwait - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. 91 of 2013 Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2013-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-17 | KWT-2013-L-97177

    Article 1: Definitions.
    Article 2: States that anyone who has committed the crime of trafficking in persons shall be sentenced to 15 years
    in prison and to lifetime imprisonment.
    Article 3: Deals with the smuggling of migrants.
    Article 4: Definitions.
    Article 5,6,7,8,9: Penalties.

  3. Kuwait - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 201/A of 2011 Prohibiting Forced Labour. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-02-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-27 | KWT-2011-R-89507

    Section 1: Subject to provisions of Law No.6 of 2010 concerning working in the private sector:
    a) Employers in the private sector are prohibited to use any mean making workers executing forced labour, or forcing workers to carry out tasks outside their assigned job.
    b) Subject to the previous paragraph, employers are prohibited to employ workers without pay.
    c) Employers are permitted, within the limits of the law and and the Ministerial Order No. 188 of 2010, to require workers to work overtime.

    Section 2: Subject to Section 141 of the Law No. 6/2010 or to any greater penalty stipulated by another Law, the Ministry may stop the employer's file permanently or temporarily if he/she violates the provisions of this Order.

    Section 3: The provisions of this Order do not apply to acts for which a court ruling has been issued and implemented under the supervision of the Public Authority.

    Section 4: This Ministerial Order enters into force once it has been published in the Official Gazette.


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