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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...
Author: Giles Richards, The Guardian (UK)
"F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group," 10 Feb 2020...
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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Author: Omondi Onyatta, The Star (Kenya)
"Kenyans being duped to build stadiums in Qatar - Muhuri," 9 Feb 2020...
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....
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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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...
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...
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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Author: Press Association News Agency
"Amnesty: Human rights play second fiddle to ‘politics and money’ at FIFA", 21 Nov 2019...
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