Qatar: Abuse of migrant workers on World Cup construction sites remains widespread, says Amnesty International

Author: Amnesty International , Published on: 17 May 2017

"Qatar: Abuse of migrant workers remains widespread as World Cup stadium hosts first match", 18 May 2017

Migrant workers on Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites continue to suffer abuse and exploitation, Amnesty International said…“Qatar’s World Cup organizers have placed special requirements on contractors that are supposed to stop this happening, but the reality is that workers on their sites still live under Qatar’s repressive sponsorship system, which gives employers powerful tools to abuse them. With hundreds of thousands more people being recruited to build and service at least seven more World Cup stadiums, along with the infrastructure to support the tournament, many more migrant workers are at serious risk over the next five years.”…Many of those interviewed revealed they were heavily in debt after paying large recruitment fees, while others had their passports confiscated and some were subjected to forced labour. Findings published last month by an independent auditor, Impactt Ltd, showed that abuse continues despite FIFA’s ongoing attempts to airbrush the tournament’s image….The recent audit, which focused on 10 randomly selected, mirrored many findings from Amnesty International’s investigation…

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