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16 March 2020

Qatar World Cup: Annual report on workers' welfare reveals 9 migrant stadium workers died in 2019, bringing total to 34 since construction began

In March 2020, the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy published its 5th annual report on worker welfare on projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The report covers the period from February to December 2019. During the reporting period, t...

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12 February 2020

By hosting a grand prix in Saudi Arabia, F1 has "ignored" its human rights commitment, say HRW

Author: Giles Richards, The Guardian (UK)

"F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group," 10 Feb 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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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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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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13 January 2020

International coalition urges Amaury Sport Organisation to adopt human rights policy ahead of Saudi-hosted Dakar Rally

Ahead of the 2020 Dakar Rally, hosted in Saudi Arabia 5-17 January, a coalition of 13 international human rights organisations wrote jointly to organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) urging them to speak out about human rights abuses in the host...

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17 December 2019

Qatar: Liverpool FC expresses concern over migrant worker deaths ahead of Club World Cup; FIFA responded

Liverpool Football Club have set out their position regarding well-documented abuses of migrant workers' rights and deaths in Qatar. The statement from Liverpool CEO Peter Moore comes as the team prepare to play in Fifa's Club World Cup, hosted by the...

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10 December 2019

US lawmakers urge IOC to speed up implementation of agenda requiring host cities to protect rights ahead of Beijing Winter Games

Author: Radio Free Asia (US)

“US Lawmakers Urge Olympic Committee to Ensure Rights Protections Ahead of Beijing Winter Games”, 6 December 2019...

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22 November 2019

FIFA criticised for prioritising profit over rights; includes response

Author: Press Association News Agency

"Amnesty: Human rights play second fiddle to ‘politics and money’ at FIFA", 21 Nov 2019...

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