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Qatar: Urgently Investigate Migrant Worker Deaths

Author: Human Rights Watch (HRW), Published on: 10 October 2019

Qatar should thoroughly and urgently investigate and publicize the underlying causes of migrant worker deaths in light of new medical research concluding that heatstroke is a likely cause of cardiovascular fatalities among these workers.. authorities should also immediately adopt and enforce adequate restrictions on outdoor work to protect workers...

“The sudden and unexpected deaths of often young and healthy migrant workers in Qatar have gone uninvestigated by Qatari authorities, in apparent disregard for workers’ lives,” said Sarah Leah Whitson [Middle East director, HRW] . “Qatar cannot claim to uphold migrant workers’ rights as long as it ignores urgent and repeated calls for lifesaving reforms that protect workers from the heat."


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