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24 Jan 2018

Human Rights Watch urges FC Bayern Munich to publicly address human rights issues in Qatar; club responds

The director of Human Rights Watch Germany, Wenzel Michalski, raised concerns about Bayern Munich's training camp in Qatar in a January 2018 interview. Migrant workers reportedly face human rights abuses in the construction of stadiums and infrastructure in the country. According to Michalski, Bayern Munich has fallen short of its human rights obligations, “contradict[ing] the values the club claims to champion.” He urged the club to publicly address these concerns and ensure that its not involved, directly or indirectly, in human rights violations. 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited FC Bayern to respond to the concerns, the club's response is available below.