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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 ...
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'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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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...
Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms
Author: Global Affairs Canada
"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...
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FIFA to hold talks with human rights groups on risks associated with possible 2022 World Cup expansion
Author: Rob Harris, AP news
“FIFA to hold human rights talks on 2022 World Cup expansion”, 27th April 2019...
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“Implementan sistema de reconocimiento facial contra violentos en Copa América” – 26 de abril de 2019...
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Undercover investigation reports range of abuses against migrant workers in Qatar, includes comments from FIFA
An undercover investigation on labour conditions in Qatar has, for the first time, prompted FIFA to admit violations of worker standards on World Cup projects. A Deutsche Welle report on the investigation says that “FIFA have promised to investigate...