World Cup 2022: Amnesty calls on FIFA to pressure Qatar to improve conditions for foreign workers


Workers in Qatar

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Amnesty International called on FIFA to exert more pressure on Qatar to improve conditions for foreign workers, as part of the Gulf state’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar has undertaken a series of reforms to employment laws since it was chosen to host the largest event in football around the world, which required a massive construction program with migrant workers.

However, Amnesty International fears that the reform measures that have been taken in Qatar will set back.

The human rights organization said in a statement: “Qatar has taken a number of positive reforms in recent years, in part in response to increasing pressure after winning the bid to host the World Cup.”


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