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24 May 2015


Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

"Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers", 21 May 2015

Qatar, host of soccer's 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for its 1.5 million migrant workers despite promising reforms last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Qatar's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs said several of the allegations in Amnesty's report were inaccurate and that "significant changes have been made over the last year to improve the rights and conditions of expatriate workers." Amnesty researcher Mustafa Qadri told reporters: "Without prompt action, the pledges Qatar made last year are at serious risk of being dismissed as a mere public relations stunt to ensure the Gulf state can cling on to the 2022 World Cup. "In practice, there have been no significant advances"...