ICBU: ILO should impose punitive actions against UAE due to Louvre Abu Dhabi HR violations

Nov 18 2017
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International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) sent a complaint to the International Labour Organisation urging it to impose the hardest punitive measures against UAE following the massive human rights abuses recorded in UAE while building the Louvre Abu Dhabi.


ICBU complaint also included infographics and explanations as well as statements from workers.  It also cited dozens of occupational safety and health violations as well as practices of forced labour and various verbal and body abuses.


The complaint called on ILO to open a special investigation to be run by Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions to see how Abu Dhabi failed in protecting the basic rights of migrant workers.


The actions of Abu Dhabi louvre contradict the ILO declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization and the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)


ICBU’s detailed complaint also demanded that  ILO send teams to observe all building sites in UAE in line of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81).


“UAE has failed repeatedly in protecting the rights of workers. ILO should escalate its actions against Abu Dhabi government. Louvre Abu Dhabi has recorded many deaths and many abuses. There should be an inquiry on this” said the campaign