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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Liverpool FC avoid Kempinski hotel in Qatar over workers rights concerns

Author: Areeb Ulla, Middle East Eye, Published on: 5 November 2019

A source at Liverpool Football Club [stated that] the club made the decision to avoid the Marsa Malaz Kempinski over ethical concerns about workers rights... the club was concerned by accusations levelled by human rights groups and newspaper reports that Kempinski had breached labour laws and not paid its workers properly...

[In 2018] UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) ran a survey asking several hotel companies, including Kempinski, whether it had a policy on construction and hotel workers.

Kempinski did not respond to BHRRC's survey until after it was published...

Diana Eltahawy, a spokersperson for BHRRC, told MEE that other clubs like Liverpool should "leverage their power to improve conditions for workers".

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