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20 Oct 2022

Paul McInnes, Guardian (UK)

Human rights abuses in Qatar ‘persist on significant scale’, says Amnesty report

With a month to go until the opening match of the World Cup, human rights abuses “persist on a significant scale” in Qatar, according to Amnesty International.

In a final pre-tournament report, Amnesty said that progress has been delivered by the Qatari state on the protections afforded migrant workers. But weak regulations and a lack of enforcement means there is “still a long way to go”, the organisation says. Amnesty calls for a number of actions, including support from Qatar and Fifa for financial compensation for workers...

Furthermore, Amnesty argues, there has been insufficient research into the thousands of deaths of those working in construction in the country over the past decade, and the contribution played by extreme heat...