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27 November 2019

FIFA response to Telegraph article of November 2019

Author: FIFA

FIFA takes very seriously any allegations of human rights violations related to its events. When it comes to the case you refer to, FIFA has followed up with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), who confirmed again that Mercury Mena...

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Article
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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7 November 2019

Qatar: Liverpool FC declines FIFA's offer to stay in Kempinski hotel citing ethical concerns; includes FIFA comments

Ahead of the Club World Cup 2019 finals, to be held in Qatar in December, Liverpool Football Club has declined FIFA's offer of the luxury Marsa Malaz Kempinski due to ethical concerns....

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Company response
6 November 2019

FIFA's response re: due diligence in hotel selection for football teams' and clubs' stay in Qatar

Author: FIFA

FIFA... is fully committed to safeguarding the rights of workers contributing to the hosting of [the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and FIFA World Cup 2022]......

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Article
29 October 2019

Fifa criticized by human rights organisations for letting China host Club World Cup

Author: Paul MacInnes, The Guardian

“Fifa under fire after announcing China will host 24-team Club World Cup”, 24 October 2019...

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22 October 2019
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16 October 2019

FIFA Statement on the ILO study on heat stress in Qatar of 11 October 2019 and on an article in The Guardian on that same topic of 2 October 2019

Author: FIFA

The welfare and rights of workers associated with the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are of paramount importance to FIFA and its partners... This includes the implementation of measures to prevent heat stress on FIFA World Cup sites......

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14 October 2019

Qatar: Guardian investigation finds that migrant workers continue to die from ‘heat stress’, fatalies not adequately investigated by govt.

In October 2019 a Guardian investigation into working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar found that hundreds of labourers are estimated to be dying from 'heat stress' every year. ...

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11 October 2019

Qatar: Study suggests heat mitigation strategies can allow workers to perform roles safely, despite extreme conditions

A study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Qatari Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), recommends nine key areas...

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24 September 2019

FIFA discusses women's access to football stadiums with Iranian officials, following widespread criticism over the death of a female fan prosecuted for attempting to attend a match

Iranian football fan Sahar Khodayari died on 9 September 2019 after setting herself on fire following her court appearance on charges related to her attempt to enter a football stadium in March 2019 disguised as a man. Iran's 'Blue Girl', named after...

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