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27 November 2017

Qatar: Mobile app for World Cup migrant workers facilitates money transfers to their families back home

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (Qatar)

"New app makes it easier for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ workers to send money home", 8 October 2017...

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20 November 2017

Qatar: Details behind death of British worker on World Cup stadium site remain undisclosed

Zac Cox, a British male technician working on a World Cup stadium site, died in January 2017 after falling 40 metres due to failed safety equipment. 10 months later, Cox’s family has yet to receive a detailed account of the incident. The Supreme...

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9 November 2017

FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board publishes its first report

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30 October 2017

Qatar announces significant labour reforms for migrant workers, technical cooperation agreement with ILO; rights groups call for follow-through on implementation

On October 24 and 25, 2017 the government of Qatar announced, via its news agency, plans to establish a minimum wage for migrant workers and a “Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund” to ensure workers are paid overdue wages. One of the statements also...

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24 October 2017

Qatar: As companies are impacted by Gulf crisis, Philippines government plans fund to cover salaries of unpaid workers

Author: Ailyn Agonia, Qatar Tribune

MADLSA plans fund to help workers denied salaries by firms: Philippine labour official, 18 Oct 2017 ...

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18 October 2017

Commentary: Governments have the tools, now they must deliver an international agreement on modern slavery

Author: Phil Bloomer & Sharan Burrow on Equal Times (Belgium)

...Last month, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC) published a report, "Modern slavery in company operations and supply chains: mandatory transparency, mandatory due diligence and...

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17 October 2017

Qatar: Cleaning company fails to pay migrant workers, renew visas & provide adequate housing; company evades contact

Author: Hom Karki, The Kathmandu Post

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13 October 2017

UK Modern Slavery Act expected to increase scrutiny throughout Gulf construction supply chains

Author: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Lexology (UK)

“Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for the Construction Industry in the Middle East”, 21 August 2017...

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1 October 2017

Human Rights Watch urges Qatar & FIFA 2022 World Cup Organisers to reform heat protection regulations for migrant construction workers; includes FIFA response & Supreme Committee statement

In September 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report calling on the Qatari government to adopt and enforce laws to protect migrant construction workers from fatal heat-related illnesses. HRW also urged FIFA and national football associations...

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27 September 2017

Qatar labourer ‘sacked’ for speaking to UN team

Author: AFP

A Nepalese construction worker in Qatar was “sacked” the day after speaking to a UN delegation visiting [Qatar] to examine labour conditions. The incident is considered serious enough that the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) said it would...

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