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3 December 2018

Construction firm Vinci faces new complaint filed in France over alleged abuse of migrant workers' rights in Qatar; co. responds

On 22 November 2018, Sherpa, the Comité contre l’Esclavage Moderne (CCEM) and six former Indian and Nepalese workers filed a complaint against construction firm Vinci and its Qatar subsidiary. The complaint alleges abuse of the rights of migrant...

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26 November 2018

The Guardian: World Cup construction workers in Qatar struggle with low pay

Author: David Conn, The Guardian (UK)

"Qatar 2022: £40 a week to build the World Cup stadiums", 21 November 2018...

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26 November 2018

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board publishes its second report

Author: FIFA

FIFA published the second report of its Human Rights Advisory Board, a group of eight independent experts from the United Nations, trade unions, civil society and FIFA sponsors who provide advice and recommendations to FIFA on how to strengthen the...

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26 November 2018

Commentary on sport & human rights highlights need for a focus on major sporting events & day-to-day practice by grassroots players

Author: Steve Gibbon, Ergon Associates

Much of what has been written and said about sport in the world of business and human rights has tended to focus on Mega Sporting Events, in particular [...] the Olympic and Paralympic games in Beijing, London Rio, the Winter games in Sochi and FIFA...

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22 November 2018

Vinci denies new allegations of forced labor in Qatar

Author: Reuters

French construction firm Vinci...denied new allegations by human rights group Sherpa that it had violated the rights of migrant workers employed to build sites in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Sherpa, which previously filed a claim against Vinci...

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22 November 2018

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: new complaint against Vinci

Author: Sherpa

Sherpa, the Comité contre l’Esclavage Moderne (CCEM) and six former Indian and Nepalese workers file...a new complaint against Vinci, Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP), its Qatar subsidiary, Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC), and their...

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25 October 2018

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board conducts site visit to Qatar; highlights progress & ongoing challenges

Author: FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board

"Update Statement by FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board Following the Board’s Fourth Biannual Meeting", Oct 2018...

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22 October 2018

QR52.5mn recruitment fees to be paid back to Qatar 2022 workers

Author: Gulf Times (Qatar)

Contractors engaged on 2022 FIFA World Cup projects have agreed to reimburse more than QR52.5mn ($14.4mn) to thousands of workers who paid recruitment fees prior to moving to Qatar, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has said. Mahmoud...

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28 September 2018

Clarification statement to stakeholders by FIFA regarding the Amnesty International publication of 25 September 2018 involving a company operating in Qatar

Author: FIFA

On 25 September 2018, Amnesty International published a press statement and short report documenting labour rights abuses of workers employed for an engineering company, which works on a construction site in Qatar. The report describes serious...

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28 September 2018

Qatar: Government and FIFA respond to Amnesty International investigation into labour abuse of MENA Mercury migrant construction workers; company has not responded

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