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UN expert warns of racial profiling 'prevalence' in Qatar

Migrant workers in Qatar are facing discrimination because of their nationality, racial identity, stereotyping and the "prevalence" of profiling...

"For many people living in Qatar, their capacity to enjoy human rights fully is mediated by their nationality or national origin," [said] the UN's special rapporteur on racism and discrimination Tendayi Achiume...

"...many low-income workers spend the better part of their working lives in Qatar and do so facing serious barriers to full enjoyment of their fundamental human rights"...

Very few migrant workers ever qualify for permanent residency and almost none achieve citizenship and the welfare benefits enjoyed by Qataris.

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