This Rising Scholar article examines how, through a combination of insufficient laws and enforcement, the UAE government allows for the exploitation of migrant workers to prompt economic development and provide cheap labor for elite private citizens and major construction corporations, in effect creating a cycle of modern slavery. Immigrant workers are trapped in this cycle of slavery, indebted to different money lenders, and left vulnerable to exploitation due to the lack of legal protections.
- Alternative title
Rising Scholar: A Cycle of Slavery
- Journal title
International Social Science Review
- Date submitted
19 July 2022
- Additional information
Narayan Kini is a freshman at Williams College in Massachusetts. He was a senior at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia when he wrote this article.