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15 Aug 2022


Qatar World Cup: adidas publish statement in support of Compensation Fund for migrant workers

" Compensation Fund for Migrant Workers in Qatar," 15 Aug 2022

... neither FIFA, nor the Supreme Committee, can act as a single channel of redress for the wide-ranging issues raised by the advocacy community’s proposed Compensation Fund. The sheer scale of the ask, and the related funding needs, requires a whole of government response. It demands the Qatari Ministry of Labor and other relevant authorities in the country, to redouble their efforts, and develop processes, in collaboration with the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO), to address fundamental rights and remedies for migrant workers employed in Qatar.

We therefore call on the Qatari government to enlist the support of the ILO and open a dialogue with international stakeholder community to build on the positive efforts already taken to improve migrant worker rights and strengthen enforcement and compensatory systems for workers.

FIFA can be an active partner in that process, and we have conveyed the same to them. We are also ready to leverage our human rights expertise and network to bring the matter forward quickly.

Part of the following timelines

World Cup 2022: #PayUpFIFA campaign calls on FIFA & Qatar to establish comprehensive & participatory remedy process for worker abuse

Qatar 2022: NGOs call for sponsors to support remedy to migrant workers as adidas, Budweiser (AB-InBev), Coca-Cola & McDonald's only cos. to respond to request for support