Rights group says workers still abused at Abu Dhabi Louvre project

February 10, 2015 3:22 PM

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused an Abu Dhabi company building local branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums of mistreating its migrant workers, despite some improvements five years after the group first raised concerns.

The New York-based rights watchdog said the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) confiscated workers' passports, withheld wages and benefits, provided poor housing and did nothing to reimburse employees who had been charged a fee in their home countries to secure the work, and that litt...

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