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A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Protests continue in Beirut following violent night of clashes

The New Arab & agencies

Protests continue in Beirut following violent night of clashes

Thousands of defiant protesters took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday following overnight clashes that saw security forces injure dozens of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon questions activists over social media posts

Lebanon's security forces are increasingly bringing activists in for questioning over their social media posts, sparking widespread anger in recent days that freedom of expression is being curtailed.

The New Arab & agencies

Woman murdered in Lebanon, in surge of gender-based violence

A woman was murdered by her husband in central Beirut Monday, highlighting the wave of violence against women in the country.

Diala Haidar

Beirut Madinati electoral campaign: redefining Lebanese politics

Comment: Our right to the city is a political one, and Beirut Madinati represents an opportunity to turn the city into an open, democratic and ...

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