FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board conducts site visit to Qatar; highlights progress & ongoing challenges

Author: FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board, Published on: 25 October 2018

"Update Statement by FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board Following the Board’s Fourth Biannual Meeting", Oct 2018

We held the fourth meeting of the Human Rights Advisory Board in Doha, Qatar, over 1-4 October, 2018. This was the first time the Board conducted a country visit with the purpose of enabling us to better understand the current human rights context, progress and challenges connected to preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, in order to inform our recommendations to FIFA...Our discussions took place within the wider context of promised labor law reforms in Qatar, and the importance of the ILO’s agreement with the government to strengthen labor standards across the country as a whole...Over the coming weeks, we will work on a number of specific recommendations to FIFA in relation to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, as well as on several other topics, and we will report publicly on those in early 2019. In the meantime, we anticipate that the Advisory Board’s second full report, containing our recommendations from October 2017-September 2018, and FIFA’s responses to them, will be published by FIFA during October...

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