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21 March 2017

Qatar under scrutiny at ILO for forced labour, treatment of migrant workers

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20 March 2017

Qatar: Employers encouraged not to terminate workers on leave

Author: The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Employers urged not to terminate employees on leave", 3 March 2017...

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20 March 2017

Qatar: Workers encouraged to report abuse from employers

Author: Mohammed Osman, The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Workers urged to report rights abues", 6 March 2017...

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19 March 2017

UAE: Workers urged to report companies for withholding wages

Author: Nick Webster, The National (UAE)

"Unpaid workers urged to complain to UAE ministry before problems escalate", 12 March 2017...

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17 March 2017

UAE: Study on migrant mobility reveals companies pay workers more after labour reforms

Author: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

"Labor Mobility for Migrants: How Open Should the Door Be?", 13 March 2017...

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10 March 2017

FIFA establishes independent human rights advisory board

More than a year after John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on business and human rights, issued his recommendations to FIFA, the governing body for world football has established a new human rights advisory board. The board, composed of...

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10 March 2017

Qatar: 2336 workers change employers with help of Ministry of Interior, National Human Rights Committee

Author: Qatar Tribune (Qatar)

"MOI's human rights department helps 2,336 change employers", 23 February 2017...

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10 March 2017

Qatar: Population of migrant workers swells to 2.1 million ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Author: AFP (France)

"Qatar population booms on back of 2022 World Cup", 2 March 2017...

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6 March 2017

New business coalition, "Building Responsibly", forms to protect workers' rights in construction industry

Six major engineering and construction companies have formed a new industry-led coalition called "Building Responsibly" aimed at protecting workers' rights and welfare in global construction supply chains. In our December 2016 report, BHRRC...

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6 March 2017

Qatar: Allegations of bribery and mistreatment of migrant workers does little to halt country's spending on World Cup projects

Author: Simeon Kerr, Financial Times (Qatar)

"Qatar’s slowing economy puts World Cup spending in spotlight: Construction for tournament the priority as Gulf state seeks to manage fall in oil prices", 1 March 2017...

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