Decision on the eleventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning non-observance by Qatar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), made by delegates to the 103rd Session (2014) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution
Recalling the decisions adopted in its 325th Session (November 2015) and 326th Session (March 2016) and taking into account the reports submitted by the Government on its follow-up to the high-level tripartite visit’s assessment, the Governing Body decided that it would:
(a) request the Government of Qatar to provide information to the Governing Body at its 329th Session (March 2017) on measures taken to effectively implement Law No. 21 of 2015 relating to the entry, exit and residence of migrant workers upon its entry into force;
(b) in light of the discussions that took place at its 328th Session (November 2016), request the Government of Qatar to report to the Governing Body at its 329th Session (March 2017) on further follow-up to the assessment of the high-level tripartite delegation;
(c) request the Government of Qatar to avail itself of ILO technical assistance to support an integrated approach to the annulment of the sponsorship system, the improvement of labour inspection and occupational safety and health systems, and giving a voice to workers;
(d) defer further consideration on setting up a Commission of Inquiry until its 329th Session (March 2017), in light of the information referred to in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) above.