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29 Nov 2022

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Amnesty International (UK)

Qatar 2022: Irish FA backs Amnesty International's compensation calls in FIFA meeting in Doha

"Qatar: Irish FA backs human rights calls in FIFA meeting in Doha", 25 Nov 2022

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has met senior FIFA officials in Doha to press for progress on a compensation scheme for thousands of exploited migrant workers and their families, the establishment of a migrant workers centre in Qatar, and for investigations into worker deaths and other human rights issues in the run-up to the World Cup.

Amnesty International has welcomed the IFA intervention, which followed a meeting with Amnesty earlier this month, with the human rights organisation saying it now wanted to see concrete commitments from FIFA and the Qatari authorities ...

Amnesty, trade unions and fan groups have called for FIFA to earmark at least $440m - the same as the sum it intends to hand out in World Cup prize money - to provide remedy for the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses in Qatar during preparations for the 2022 World Cup.