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14 October 2019

Qatar: Guardian investigation finds that migrant workers continue to die from ‘heat stress’ , fatalies not adequately investigated by government

In October 2019 a Guardian investigation into working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar found that hundreds of labourers are estimated to be dying from 'heat stress' every year. ...

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11 October 2019

Qatar: Study suggests heat mitigation strategies can allow workers to perform roles safely, despite extreme conditions

A study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Qatari Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), recommends nine key areas...

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4 October 2019

Engineers Against Poverty recommends improvements to Wage Protection Systems in the Gulf, based on global comparison

Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) have released the third paper in a series focusing on protecting the addressing the issue of late, partial or non-payment of wages of migrant construction workers in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....

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2 October 2019

Qatar: Unexplained death of World Cup stadium worker one of hundreds dismissed as "natural" by authorities

Author: Pete Pattisson & Roshan Sedhai (Guardian UK)

"Dead at 24: did heat kills Doha World Cup worker Rubchandra Rumba?" 2 Oct 2019...

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25 September 2019

Tashgeel Group did not respond

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24 September 2019

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20 September 2019

Amnesty International: Qatar's promised labour reforms fail to take effect as workers continue to face severe wage delays and other abuses

Amnesty International’s report All work, no pay: The struggle of Qatar’s migrant workers for justice, released on 19 September 2019, analysed the effectiveness of ‘Committees for the Settlement of Labour Disputes’ established in March 2018 with the...

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11 September 2019

UN rights expert calls for protection of migrant workers in Qatar

Upon concluding his nine-day visit to Qatar, UN human rights expert, Obiora C. Okafor, commended national efforts to promote “human rights-based solidarity with other States and peoples”. He also called for further action to protect migrant workers,...

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19 August 2019

Qatar: Cables company to improve worker representation through management-employee committee

Given the challenges to worker representation in Qatar, including bans on the right to form and join unions, we aim to highlight cases where companies have nevertheless taken steps to ensure representation of workers in the workplace. This often takes...

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12 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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