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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Central African Rep, Comoros, D R Congo, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vanuatu, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2011 anti-trafficking law criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 250,000 Qatari riyal ($68,680) for offenses involving adult male victims, and up to 15 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 300,000 Qatari riyal ($82,420) if the offense involved an adult female or child victim. Heads of recruiting agencies found guilty of trafficking faced up to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 Qatari riyal ($54,950). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Under Law number...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Authorities also charged an unreported number of potential sex trafficking victims with zina (sex outside of wedlock) and subsequently deported them" (397).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit foreign victims in Qatar. (…) In addition, traffickers force some women who migrate for other employment offers to work in prostitution. Instances of delayed or unpaid salaries continue to be a leading indicator of forced labor in Qatar" (398-399).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Qatar does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Qatar remained on Tier 2. These efforts included collaborating with civil society in opening its first trafficking-specific shelter; repealing the problematic exit permit requirement for migrants covered under Qatari labor law; and employing its existing Grievance Committee to adjudicate exit permits for more than 1,000 domestic workers and other expatriates not currently covered under the labor law. In addition, it established e-visa centers in four primary labor sending countries—a total of 12 centers—in...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Similar to the previous reporting period, the government did not report identifying any trafficking victims or referring them for care, although it did report assisting 219 potential trafficking victims in its shelters, all of whom were expatriate women, and improved its institutional capacity to protect victims" (397).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 19, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-1

"Women do not have equal inheritance rights in Qatar, as inheritance is governed by sharia law, which allows women to inherit half what a similarly situated male relative would receive (e.g. daughters receive half the amount that sons receive)" (2). Qatar observes Sharia law (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"In the criminal law, the penalty for sexual relations with a person younger than 16 years is life imprisonment. If the individual is the relative, guardian, caretaker, or servant of the victim, the penalty is death; there were no reports this sentence was ever implemented" (p. 16 - 17).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. The law does not permit marriage of persons below these ages except in conformity with religious and cultural norms" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"Women may attend court proceedings and represent themselves, but a male relative generally represented them. In some cases a woman’s testimony is deemed half that of a man’s, and in some cases a female witness is not accepted at all" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women served... as minister of public health" (p. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory for all citizens through age 18 or nine years of education, whichever comes first. Education is compulsory for noncitizen children, but they pay a nominal fee. Islamic instruction is compulsory for Muslims attending state-sponsored schools" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"HRW reported that extramarital sex is punishable by up to seven years in prison, flogging (for unmarried persons) or the death penalty (for married persons)" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IW-LAW-1

"For example, a non-Muslim wife does not have the automatic right to inherit from her Muslim husband. She receives an inheritance only if her husband wills her a portion of his estate, and even then she is eligible to receive only one-third of the total estate" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"To receive maternity care, a woman must have a marriage certificate, although in practice hospitals will assist in the birth of children of unwed women" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not explicitly criminalized, but a woman may file a complaint" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"The housing law, which governs the government housing system, discriminates against women married to noncitizen men and against divorced women" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship from the father. The government generally registered all births immediately. Female citizens cannot transmit citizenship to their noncitizen husbands or children" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal and carries penalties of imprisonment or fines. In some cases sponsors sexually harassed and mistreated foreign domestic servants" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In November the emir appointed four women to the Shura Council for the first time in the legislative body’s history" (P. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. The law does not permit marriage of persons below these ages except in conformity with religious and cultural norms" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women served... as permanent representative to the United Nations, and ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See" (p. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"No specific law criminalizes domestic violence. According to the NHRC, authorities may prosecute domestic violence as 'general' violence under the criminal law" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Under the Nationality Law, female citizens face legal discrimination, since they are unable to transmit citizenship to their noncitizen husbands and to children born from a marriage to a noncitizen" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"No specific law prohibits child pornography because all pornography is prohibited, but the law specifically criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is life imprisonment, regardless of the age or gender of the victim. If the perpetrator is a relative, teacher, guardian, or caregiver of the victim, the penalty is death. The government enforced the law against rape" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police treated domestic violence as a private family matter rather than a criminal matter and were reluctant to investigate or prosecute reports" (p. 15).