“The Island of Happiness” | Human Rights Watch

July 14, 2009 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

“The Island of Happiness”

Exploitation of Migrant Workers on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

May 19, 2009

This 80-page report found that while the UAE government has moved to improve housing conditions and ensure the timely payment of wages in recent years, many labor abuses remain commonplace. International institutions planning to open branches on the island – including the Guggenheim, New York University (NYU), and the French Museum Agency (responsible for the Louvre Abu Dhabi) – should urgently obtain enforceable contractual guarantees that construction companies will protect workers’ fundamental rights on their projects.

Read the Press Release

Read the Report

via “The Island of Happiness” | Human Rights Watch.

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