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Press release: Qatar: 'much more' needed on migrant workers rights ahead of World Cup - new report

Qatar still needs to significantly strengthen enforcement of its labour reforms if it is to deliver on promises to protect workers’ rights ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said today...

This week, Amnesty UK’s Director Kate Allen has also written to FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham urging the FA to “play an active role” in pressing FIFA to fulfil its “corporate responsibility to respect human rights and effectively address human rights abuses linked to the tournament”...

As the World Cup organiser, FIFA has a responsibility to ensure human rights are respected in the context of preparing for and staging the tournament. This includes an obligation to hold its Qatar 2022 partners to account and use its clout to push Qatar to fully reform its labour system. Amnesty UK is among more than 25 Amnesty offices around the world to have written to their national football associations urging them to play an active role in pushing FIFA to help ensure the rights of migrant workers are respected. FIFA should use its voice - privately and publicly - to urge the Qatari government to fulfil its programme of labour reforms before the World Cup kicks off.