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Expanding 2022 World Cup to other Gulf countries carries human & labour rights risks, warn rights groups
In 2010 the news that Qatar had succeeded in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup was greeted with dismay by human rights NGOs and activists, concerned over the country’s poor record on labour rights and civic freedoms. Concerning reports of poor working...
FIFA's stance and commitment to Human Rights are unequivocal and integrated in the hosting requirements of all our future tournaments in accordance with our Human Rights Policy. As the feasibility study that will be presented to the FIFA Council on...
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Author: Anna Triponel, Rights as Usual
"Companies Operating in a Conflict or Post-Conflict Country: Exercise Leverage or Stand Ready for Litigation", 22 Jan. 2019...
FIFA supports campaign that led to withdrawal of Thai extradition case against refugee footballer at risk of false imprisonment in Bahrain
In November 2018, refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was detained in Thailand during his honeymoon, after an Interpol red notice was issued for his arrest ...
FIFA published the second report of its Human Rights Advisory Board, a group of eight independent experts from the United Nations, trade unions, civil society and FIFA sponsors who provide advice and recommendations to FIFA on how to strengthen the...
Author: David Conn, The Guardian (UK)
"Qatar 2022: £40 a week to build the World Cup stadiums", 21 November 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Construction firms & migrant workers in Qatar and UAE Labour rights and the Qatar World Cup 2022
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Clarification statement to stakeholders by FIFA regarding the Amnesty International publication of 25 September 2018 involving a company operating in Qatar
On 25 September 2018, Amnesty International published a press statement and short report documenting labour rights abuses of workers employed for an engineering company, which works on a construction site in Qatar. The report describes serious...
Commentary : FIFA and the IOC's reporting tools can help provide an avenue for human rights complaints
Author: Daniela Heerdt, Rights as Usual
"FIFA and the IOC’s Human Rights Reporting Tools – a Flower in the Remedy Bouquet", 9 September 2018...
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New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement
Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed
"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...
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