Human Rights Watch: Labor abuse at Abu Dhabi site of Louvre, Guggenheim despite reforms

February 10, 2015 8:00 AM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Human Rights Watch says migrant workers building a prominent cultural complex that includes branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim museums in the United Arab Emirates continue to face exploitation despite government reforms.

The New York-based rights group's report Tuesday acknowledged "positive steps" by Emirati authorities, including changes to a visa sponsorship system that links workers to their employers and the implementation of guidelines intended to improve working conditions.

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