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7 November 2019

Qatar: Liverpool FC declines FIFA's offer to stay in Kempinski hotel citing ethical concerns; includes FIFA comments

Ahead of the Club World Cup 2019 finals, to be held in Qatar in December, Liverpool Football Club has declined FIFA's offer of the luxury Marsa Malaz Kempinski due to ethical concerns....

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29 October 2019

Fifa criticized by human rights organisations for letting China host Club World Cup

Author: Paul MacInnes, The Guardian

“Fifa under fire after announcing China will host 24-team Club World Cup”, 24 October 2019...

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28 October 2019

Bahrain: F1 performs U-turn on human rights abuses to raise issue of detained activist with government; includes company comments

Author: Maya Oppenheim, The Independent (UK)

"Formula One pledges to raise 'rape and torture' of jailed activist with Bahraini authorities but refuses to bin race," 27 Oct 2019...

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24 September 2019

FIFA discusses women's access to football stadiums with Iranian officials, following widespread criticism over the death of a female fan prosecuted for attempting to attend a match

Iranian football fan Sahar Khodayari died on 9 September 2019 after setting herself on fire following her court appearance on charges related to her attempt to enter a football stadium in March 2019 disguised as a man. Iran's 'Blue Girl', named after...

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23 July 2019

Japan: Tokyo 2020 Olympics will "violate human rights", activists say

Author: Japan Times

“We'll all be losers in 2020, anti-Olympic activists say”, 23 July 2019...

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24 June 2019

Japan: Activist group launches global campaign against child trafficking and exploitation as Tokyo Olympics approaches

Author: Japan Times

“With Olympics on way, activist group's next campaign targets human trafficking in Tokyo”, 23 June 2019...

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11 June 2019

Undercover investigation reports range of abuses against migrant workers in Qatar, includes comments from FIFA

An undercover investigation on labour conditions in Qatar has, for the first time, prompted FIFA to admit violations of worker standards on World Cup projects. A Deutsche Welle report on the investigation says that “FIFA have promised to investigate...

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7 June 2019

Qatar 2022: FIFA admits violation of workers' standards

Author: James Thorogood, DW (Germany)

Shocking revelations brought to light by an investigative report on Qatar's World Cup preparations by German broadcaster WDR have been referred to as "serious allegations" by football's governing body FIFA......

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5 June 2019

Qatar: Latest report on World Cup 2022 promises worker welfare progress across country but faces criticism over “non-work-related" migrant deaths

Author: Matt Slater, The Independent

The chairman of Qatar 2022’s organising committee has admitted the “high number” of deaths recorded by the latest workers’ welfare report are a “tragedy” but insists the Gulf state is making progress... there is an alarming section on “non-work-related...

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21 May 2019

Japan: Report alleges low pay, overwork and poor access to grievance mechanisms for construction workers at Tokyo Olympics sites

Japan will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. While the construction of facilities for the Olympics is underway, the labour rights conditions facing the construction workers have drawn widespread attention. Building and Wood Workers’...

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