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16 June 2020

UAE: Hundreds of employees of construction co. SECL allege wage delays & expired visas; co. did not respond

In June 2020, NGO Migrant Rights reported on a case of unpaid wages to hundreds of staff and workers at Sobha Engineering and Contracting LLC. Workers salaries were allegedly delayed from June 2018 with payment only every four or five months. ...

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Company response
15 June 2020

Kempinski re allegations of unpaid wages to hundreds of workers engaged by contractor SECL

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Company response
16 December 2019

Kempinski Hotels' response to 2018 allegations of forced labour in Doha

[Kempinski]  firmly denies the allegations... Kempinski Hotels is wholly committed to abiding by the highest ethical standards and to providing a safe, fair and supportive working environment for all staff. ...

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7 November 2019

Qatar: Liverpool FC declines FIFA's offer to stay in Kempinski hotel citing ethical concerns; includes FIFA comments

Ahead of the Club World Cup 2019 finals, to be held in Qatar in December, Liverpool Football Club has declined FIFA's offer of the luxury Marsa Malaz Kempinski due to ethical concerns....

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Survey response
29 January 2019

Kempinski Hotels' response: Migrant workers in Qatar

Kempinski Hotels responded to our survey after our briefing paper - Inhospitable: How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers - was published.

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31 October 2018

Migrant workers at Kempinski hotel in Qatar allegedly at risk of forced labour and debt bondage, Kempinski launches investigation; incl. co. response

Migrant workers employed at a Kempinski hotel in cleaning, security and facilities maintenance allege several breaches of Qatar's labour laws including salaries below the minimum wage, extremely long working hours, pressure to work on days off and...

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29 October 2018

Migrants claim recruiters lured them into forced labour at top Qatar hotel

Author: Pete Pattisson, The Guardian

... The [Marsa Malaz Kempinski] hotel, which opened in 2015, is popular with Qatar’s elite, who gather at weekends to enjoy its lavish rooms and beachfront location. However, life is very different for the men and women who guard the cars, clean the...

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8 December 2015

Myanmar: Human rights due diligence key to inclusive development

Author: Irene Pietropaoli, Myanmar Times

…[T]he new government will face conflicting priorities. It will have to complete a fragile peace process with ethnic groups, tackle corruption and the absence of rule of law, and address serious human rights issues, all while reforming the economic...

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10 March 2015

Response by Kempinski Hotels: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

Kempinski Hotels did not provide individual responses to our questions, but sent the following statement:...

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16 May 2012

Concerns over human rights abuses at hotels in Azerbaijan

Resource Centre press release - [PDF] Press Release: As Eurovision Song Contest approaches, concerns about hidden cameras in Azerbaijan hotel room, 16 May 2012...

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