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Company Response

23 May 2022

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FIFA

FIFA response to allegations of "informants" on World Cup construction sites

FIFA has taken note of the allegations about repressive steps taken against workers’ rights advocates in Qatar...

the protection of human rights defenders working to advance human rights in relation with FIFA’s activities is an important priority of FIFA’s human rights work, in line with paragraph 11 of FIFA’s Human Rights Policy and the FIFA Statement on Human Rights Defenders and Media Representatives (see here)...

FIFA deems any form of reprisals for workers who raise concerns unacceptable… FIFA is not currently aware of concrete evidence that the practices mentioned in the Daily Mail report would take place with respect to workers involved in FIFA World Cup-related projects. We are in touch with stakeholders to better understand the allegations made and, should such practices be confirmed in association with the FIFA World Cup, discuss adequate steps FIFA may take to help protect workers’ rights advocates in relation to its operations.

… FIFA encourages everyone who wishes to raise concerns about potential adverse human rights impacts linked to the FIFA World Cup to consider reporting such cases through the human rights grievance mechanism for FIFA competitions, which allows for secure and anonymous reporting (see here).

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