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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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18 March 2019
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Author: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch et six autres organisations

« La FIFA doit placer les droits humains au cœur des discussions sur l’élargissement de la Coupe du monde », 12 mars 2019...

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17 March 2019

Expanding 2022 World Cup to other Gulf countries carries human & labour rights risks, warn rights groups

In 2010 the news that Qatar had succeeded in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup was greeted with dismay by human rights NGOs and activists, concerned over the country’s poor record on labour rights and civic freedoms. Concerning reports of poor working...

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Report
26 February 2019

SC and BWI publish second workers' welfare progress report

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (Qatar)

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, and global trade union Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), have...

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18 January 2019

Human Rights Watch's new world report explores role of businesses in abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

World Report 2019, 17 Jan 2019...

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14 January 2019

FIFA supports campaign that led to withdrawal of Thai extradition case against refugee footballer at risk of false imprisonment in Bahrain

In November 2018, refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was detained in Thailand during his honeymoon, after an Interpol red notice was issued for his arrest ...

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