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19 June 2018

Alaqaria did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Alaqaria to provide clarify its relationship with HKH General Contracting, as well as explain what measures have been taken to resolve the situation of the workers. Alaqaria did not respond.

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Report
11 June 2018

Report: How to promote responsible labour recruitment in the Gulf construction sector

Author: Mustafa Qadri, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Equidem; Nikhil Eapen, Equidem

"Responsible Recruitment: Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant Workers", June 2018...

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Company non-response
22 May 2018

HKH General Contracting did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited HKH General Contracting to respond to allegations of non-payment of wages. The company did not respond.

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Story
22 May 2018

Qatar: 1,200 migrant workers at HKH General Contracting without pay for several months; no response from companies

HKH General Contracting has reportedly failed to pay 1,200 migrant workers their salaries since September 2017. According to Migrant Rights, employees living in company housing lost access to running water and electricity for several weeks. They have...

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Story
29 March 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The legal significance of #MeToo

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Article
17 March 2018

Qatar: Local World Cup organiser working with contractors to pay back recruitment fees to migrant workers

Author: Anthony Harwood, Global Construction Review

By the end of March more than 5,500 people from across South Asia, a third of the workforce, will be reimbursed money they paid to middlemen who hired them to work in [Qatar]. The Doha government is negotiating with its contractors in the hope that...

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Report
8 March 2018

Qatar: Second independent audit of World Cup construction uncovers mixed company performance on migrant workers’ rights

Author: Impactt Limited (UK)

"Annual External Compliance Report of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's Workers' Welfare Standards. Changing the game: towards real impacts for workers", February 2018....

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9 February 2018

France: Public prosecutor closes case against Vinci for allegations of forced labor in Qatar; NGO Sherpa seeks to refer case to an investigating judge

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6 February 2018
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Article
31 January 2018

ITUC: Qatar 2022 World Cup will honour workers' rights as govt. commits to timetable of labour reforms that end 'kafala'

Author: Anthony Harwood, The Independent (UK)

"Qatar 2022 World Cup will honour workers' rights with the end of the kafala system, predicts ITUC head", 28 Jan 2018....

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