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4 October 2012

Health and Safety branch opens in Qatar to help labour rights

Author: Andrew Warshaw, Inside World Football [UK]

FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar's bid to offset criticism of its labour rights record has been boosted with the opening of a branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in Doha...Three months ago...Human Rights Watch (HRW)...published...

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13 June 2012

Qatar: Migrant Construction Workers Face Abuse

Author: Human Rights Watch

Hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant construction workers in Qatar risk serious exploitation and abuse, sometimes amounting to forced labor, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Both the government and the Fédération...

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13 February 2012

Qatar: Persian Gulf Paradise a Nightmare for Migrant Workers

Author: Palash R. Ghosh, Intl. Business Times

Qatar's success is largely based on the huge influx of migrant workers…However, underneath all the glitter and gold of Qatar's huge success, lurks a very dark and disturbing underbelly. Migrant workers from poor countries in South Asia and the Far East...

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17 November 2011

Statement from Jerome Valcke on labour rights in Qatar

Author: Jerome Valcke, FIFA

We had a first meeting today with the International Trade Union Confederations (ITUC) about labour rights in Qatar in connection with the 2022 FIFA World Cup...In the meeting it was agreed that FIFA and ITUC will work jointly over the next few months...

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31 March 2011

[PDF] A Sporting Chance for Workers: Launch of the Play Fair Campaign in Brazil

Author: ITUC - International Trade Union Confederation

An international conference organised by Play Fair and the Building Workers’ International is opening today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as well as the Olympic Games 2016 Play Fair...

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30 June 2010

FIFA fails to score at the World Cup

Author: Sharan Bal, CSR Asia

…The World Cup has the ability to unite the world despite political differences…There are many environmental, social and governance issues associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a major business operation…Due to poor governance from FIFA…this...

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28 June 2010

Fifa castigated for rights abuses involving vendors [So. Africa]

Author: Ellis Mnyandu, Business Report [So. Africa]

FIFA, the world soccer governing body, should be held to account about its treatment of street vendors, many of whom have suffered loss of income during the World Cup, a leading global human rights campaigner said this weekend. Mary Robinson...said the...

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15 June 2010

World Cup, South Africa 2010 – facing up to responsibilities

Author: Steve Ouma, Southern and sub-Saharan African Regional Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The World Cup is a major event…What are the responsibilities of the construction companies, the sponsors, the hotel chains, the privately-owned media when it comes to these mega-sporting events? They too bear a burden of responsibility to respect the...

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10 June 2010
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Author: SETEM Hego Haizea

...hay una parte del Mundial de Fútbol que muy probablemente no será transmitida por televisión: la de la violación de los derechos laborales de las personas que cosen los balones de fútbol...el informe... “Missed the Goal for Workers: the Reality of...

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7 June 2010
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Author: Programme des Nations unies pour le développement

Quelques jours avant le début de la Coupe du Monde 2010, Sony, partenaire officiel de la FIFA, et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont lancé une campagne afin de renforcer les initiatives visant à atteindre les Objectifs du...

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