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Amnesty International discusses concerns about Qatari migrant workers with FIFA

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FIFA officials will meet a delegation from Amnesty International on Monday to discuss the human rights group’s concerns about migrant workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

The Amnesty representative will submit a petition calling on the regulator to address the ongoing issues in the Gulf country before discussing the issues raised when the country prepare to host the tournament next year.

FIFA director of education and social responsibility Joyce Cook said: “We welcome the ongoing partnership with Amnesty International and remain open to discussions in a transparent and constructive manner. as well as address any concerns our stakeholders may have.

“We remain fully committed to ensuring the protection of workers participating in the World Cup and we are confident that the tournament will also be a catalyst for more positive and lasting change across the country. host.

We remain fully committed to ensuring the protection of workers participating in the World Cup and we are confident that the tournament will also be a catalyst for more positive and lasting change across the country. host.FIFA

“As has been widely recognized by international expert organisations, the World Cup has made a significant contribution to improving labor conditions in the region and it is clear that Qatar is on the right track when it comes to introducing labor reforms. far-reaching and significant progress has been made. very short period of time. “

The Qatari government has passed a series of laws since 2017 aimed at improving conditions for migrant workers, including addressing the “kafala” system, which binds foreign workers to their employers. , restricting their ability to change jobs and preventing many from leaving the country without their employers’ permission.

However, Amnesty International’s Qatar 2021 Fact Check report released last November asserts that in many respects it is “business as usual”.

The report says some workers still need permission from their employers to quit, in fact, “wage theft” is still common and deaths from work are not regulated. appropriate investigation.

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