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16 May 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch & other NGOs call upon FIFA to engage with authorities on persecution of human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders, Amnesty Int'l & 11 other NGOs

"Joint Letter to FIFA Concerning the Human Rights Crisis in Chechnya", 16 May 2018...

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23 April 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch praises FIFA for supporting activist documenting abuses related to 2018 World Cup, but says it could do more; includes comments by FIFA

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23 April 2018

Welcome support for workers’ rights advocate in Russia

Author: Jane Buchanan, Human Rights Watch

Last week was my first time in a Russian appeals courtroom. I and a colleague were there to support Semyon Simonov, a Russian human rights defender, who is taking a case against police for misconduct. Simonov had worked with Human Rights Watch to...

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15 February 2018

South Korea: The new Olympics human rights requirements should encourage South Korea to grant amnesty to unfairly jailed trade unionists

Author: Minky Worden, The Washington Post

"South Korea should honor its Olympics workers by releasing jailed labor leaders", 12 February 2018...

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7 February 2018
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Author: Deutsche Welle

"ФИФА признала нарушения прав человека при строительстве стадиона ЧМ-2018 в РФ", 25 мая 2018 года...

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3 January 2018
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Author: Ingo Bötig, Deutschlandfunk

Maßgeblich initiiert wurde die neue Einrichtung für Sport und Menschenrechte von der Regierung der Schweiz... Unhaltbare Zustände auf Baustellen für internationale Sportveranstaltungen. Menschenunwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen. Zwangsumsiedlungen von...

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12 December 2017

Multistakeholder coalition on mega-sporting events & human rights to launch independent Centre for Sports and Human Rights in 2018

[T]he planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed at helping build a world of sport that protects, respects, and upholds the human rights of athletes, workers, communities, children, fans, volunteers, and the press. The Centre plans are backed...

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23 October 2017

Human rights impacts of Japan's Technical Intern Training Programme explored in new analysis

In October 2017, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) released a report to promote international awareness of Japan’s Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) and its impacts.  The report provides detailed information about TITP and...

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1 October 2017

Human Rights Watch urges Qatar & FIFA 2022 World Cup Organisers to reform heat protection regulations for migrant construction workers; includes FIFA response & Supreme Committee statement

In September 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report calling on the Qatari government to adopt and enforce laws to protect migrant construction workers from fatal heat-related illnesses. HRW also urged FIFA and national football associations...

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23 August 2017

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Migrant Worker Fatality Tracker

This dataset tracks - on an ongoing basis - public reports of individual migrant worker deaths linked to the 2022 Qatar World Cup. The dataset relies on information published in media reports and on the Supreme Comittee for Deliver & Legacy's...

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