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13 February 2020
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Author: Yvonne Gangloff, Siecle Digital

« Clearview AI veut vendre son logiciel à des pays où les droits humains sont baffoués », 11 février 2020...

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12 February 2020

Qatar: Migrant workers on World Cup projects to be reimbursed $30m for recruitment fees

Author: Joseph Varghese, Gulf Times

"Three more stadiums to be launched this year," 10 Feb 2020 About $30mn will be reimbursed by the contractors this year to those workers who had paid recruitment fee in their home countries... “By 2020, about 83% of our workforce will have their recru...

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10 February 2020

UK Govt. hosts NSO Group at closed trade show following allegations of spyware technology being used to target human rights activists

The UK Home Office announced on 6 February 2020 that NSO Group would be one of 300 firms invited to exhibit their products at the three-day, closed trade show. This is following allegations against NSO Group that its technology was used to target human...

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9 February 2020

Kenya: Increasing number of construction workers recruited "illegally" and abused in Qatar

Author: Omondi Onyatta, The Star (Kenya)

"Kenyans being duped to build stadiums in Qatar - Muhuri," 9 Feb 2020...

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5 February 2020

Clearview AI wants to sell its facial recognition software to authoritarian regimes around the world

Author: Caroline Haskins, Ryan Mac & Logan McDonald, BuzzFeed News

A document obtained via a public records request reveals that Clearview has been touting a “rapid international expansion”... to at least 22 more countries, some of which have committed human rights abuses. The document... includes the United Arab...

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28 January 2020

FIFA issues joint World Cup 2022 sustainability strategy with host Qatar

On 21 January, FIFA and hosts Qatar issued a joint FIFA World Cup 2022 sustainability strategy, outlining commitments around five key pillars, including on human capital and workers' rights, inclusivity and environmental protection....

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20 January 2020

Bayern criticised over sponsorship ties to Qatar while "turning a blind eye" to migrant worker abuse

Author: Middle East Online

"Bayern Munich fans vent anger at club over Qatar's rights abuses," 17 Jan 2020...

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17 December 2019

Qatar: ILO acknowledges reforms but emphasises "many more milestones" to go in protection of migrant rights

Author: Patrick Wintour, The Guardian (UK)

The Qatari official in charge of organising the [2022 Qatar World Cup] has claimed that criticism of his country’s treatment of migrant workers will have a ripple effect that will improve regional labour standards......

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4 December 2019

Qatar: Study highlights obstacles to healthcare for male migrant workers; recommends greater employer accountability

A study published by the Centre for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar and World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation reviews the data single male labourers' (SML) access to healthcare...

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2 December 2019

Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Gulf abused by unscrupulous recruitment agents

Author: Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service

"Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence," 28 Nov 2019...

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