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Human Rights Handbook for Expat workers in Oman

Many of our kababayans especially those who are working as a household workers have a lot of complaints about their work and we have witness through firsthand account when we visited those runaways in POLO OWWA. We can also find their sentiments through their post in social medias.

To raise awareness of the rights and duties of non-Omani workers, Oman Human Rights Commission ( has initiated the publication of a manual containing a compilation of local laws and legislation relating to the rights and duties of non-Omani manpower and domestic workers, and the mechanism for making complaints about irregularities to various parties.

The government’s Human Rights Commission compiled it after monitors there were approached by a number of expats who wanted to air grievances against rogue employers.

Explaining why the commission published the guide, a spokesman said: “The OHRC received and monitored a number of labour cases related to the non-Omani labour force in recent times. Most of these cases involved domestic workers and other labour issues relating to salaries, adequate housing, and other rights.

The manual, in English and Arabic, is a go-to guide of the rights and obligations of every worker in the Sultanate.

Below is the English version

Click here to DOWNLOAD the PDF Version

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