Country Kuwait
Year 1992
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

To ensure the protection of workers, Decision No. 617/1992 was established to put safeguards in place to protect workers from exploitation and trafficking.  These conditions include the following: the licenced applicant must not be a civil servant in any of the State’s public institutions or authorities; the licenced applicant is required to obtain a surety bond in the amount of KD 20,000 (equivalent to US$ 69,252.08) and in favour of the Ministry of the Interior, which remains valid throughout the duration of his business activities and for one year thereafter; the licence is not transferable or assignable to a third party wishing to run the business and expires on the death of the licensee.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/21/KWT/1 para 48