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10 December 2013

FIFA World Cup and rainforest plants: an Amazon Indian in London speaks out [Brazil]

Author: Survival International

Nixiwaka Yawanawá, a Yawanawá Indian from the Brazilian Amazon, came to London to learn English and in 2013 joined Survival International to speak out for indigenous rights. Nixiwaka plans to raise awareness of the threats to Amazon Indians ahead of...

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2 December 2013

Brazil to probe FIFA in racism case ahead of World Cup draw [Brazil]

Author: Reuters

…A Sao Paulo state prosecutor has asked FIFA and the company it hired to organise Friday's draw [for the 2014 World Cup] to explain why it chose two white-skinned actors to present the televised show instead of two black-skinned actors…"I opened the...

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27 November 2013

Brazil: Two workers die at World Cup stadium following crane collapse; Odebrecht says it was following procedures

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27 November 2013
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Author: O Estado de S. Paulo

... O Ministério Público...quer interditar as obras da Arena Corinthians depois do acidente que matou dois operários na manhã...O órgão revelou que a construção... já estava sendo investigada e que pelo menos 50 irregularidades já haviam sido...

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20 November 2013

Fair working conditions with a lasting effect must be introduced quickly in Qatar

Author: Fifa

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the President of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) and of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Michael Sommer, today agreed that fair working conditions must be introduced quickly,...

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12 November 2013

Response by FIFA: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards

Author: FIFA

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5 November 2013

Report on human rights abuses in construction & renovation projects related to 2014 FIFA World Cup & 2016 Olympics; companies respond to allegations [Brazil]

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited BNDES, Concessionária Porto Novo and Consórcio Maracanã Rio 2014 to respond to human rights allegations in the report and also in articles. Responses provided.] In May 2013, the Popular Committee for...

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16 October 2013

Human rights abuses related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Brazil will host two major sporting events in the coming years, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. National and international media, unions, activists, human rights organizations, and other NGOs have shone a...

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9 October 2013

New “FIFA” laws strip world cup workers’ rights in Russia

Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The ITUC is backing its Russian affiliates, FNPR and KTR, in opposing exemptions from Russian labour law for the 2018 World Cup, which would deprive tens of thousands of Russian and migrant workers of basic legal protections covering working hours,...

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2 October 2013

Trade unions offer FIFA joint inspections in Qatar to address abuses of workers

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation is putting together a team of experienced inspectors for workplaces and labour camps in Qatar to assess and report on conditions in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The offer to FIFA...aims to put in place...

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